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Next Step to Active Living

Next Step to Active Living (NSTAL) is an adult day program for persons with an acquired physical disability. NSTAL provides people with the skills, abilities, and confidence to independently participate in community recreation activities.

This therapeutic recreation program is structured to provide support, guidance, and assistance with various recreation activities with the goal of transitioning individuals to independent community participation.

Independent participation is developed through self-identified goals, functional assessments, regular check-ins, and consultations.

The program is operated by a supportive team of dedicated professionals with specialized training and experience to meet the needs of participants.

Participants have the opportunity to engage in a variety of physical, social, and cognitive activities including:

  • Chair Exercise
  • Cardio and Weight Training
  • Aquatic Exercise
  • Balance Training
  • Dance style classes
  • Fine Motor Skill development
  • Cognitive activities & games
  • Educational presentations
  • Active Games
  • Tai Chi/Yoga
  • Horticultural activities


Participant requirements

  • Age 21 or older with a primary diagnosis of an acquired physical disability including but not limited to Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and stroke.
  • A resident of Mississauga or Halton region
  • Completion of the Referral for participation which can be completed by a physician or allied health professional
  • Ability to participate independently
  • Ability to make independent decisions and manage personal care

This program is not suitable for individuals with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias.

Program structure

  • Required to attend the program two days per week, minimum of 2 activities per day
  • Functional assessment to determine physical strength and mobility
  • Customized program and goals
  • Both individual and group activities

Program duration

  • The program runs year-round organized into four annual sessions: winter, spring, summer, and fall
  • Sessions vary in length from 8 to 12 weeks
  • Admission to the program can occur at any time throughout a session with fees prorated based on the number of days remaining in the session

Program fees

Registration is required with fees calculated on a per activity basis.  Activity fees are calculated each session, which varies in length. Scheduled payments are available and there is no drop-in.


Huron Park Recreation Centre

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact Dawn Pech at dawn.pech@mississauga.ca or call 905-615-4820 ext. 2294, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.