Did you know in approximately thirty years, Mississauga's population of adults 55 years
or older will more than double?
That means in 2041, more than 4 in 10 residents will be 55 years or older!
Older Adult Plan - Presented to General Committee
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The City of Mississauga is taking action and is actively planning and preparing for this shift
in demographics. The Community Services department has developed an Older Adult Plan to
help ensure the City is strategically planning for the future.
The plan consists of 10 guiding principles, supporting goals, and action items that link
back to the plan's overall theme of "supporting and enabling people to age actively in the
City of Mississauga." It will guide future planning of programs, facilities and services
and will help to ensure the growing older adult population does not experience service gaps and
continues to be active in the community.
Through research and consultation activities with a number of sectors of the community
(residents, older adult/senior clubs and organizations, older adult/senior service providers
both public and private, retail and cultural organizations) the City has gained a
better understanding of what access older adults have or need to be active and healthy members
of the City.
The completed plan will reflect a comprehensive view of Mississauga from all voices and will
offer innovative solutions and opportunities to ensure Mississauga remains a city that
celebrates, provides for and engages its older adult population.