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Sauga connections for older adults

You’re invited to join us for a variety of activities through your computer, tablet, or phone! During this time of physical distancing, we can all use more ways to make connections.  Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.  Each activity is offered on a weekly basis.

All of our events are free, and we will never ask you for your credit card information. If you are asked to provide a credit card, it is not a legitimate City of Mississauga event.

Weekly activities for older adults

Monday Yarn Crafters 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Join us for some time to connect and show off your current projects or start a new one. We would love to see and chat with you. Even if you don’t have a project on the go.

Join us with your computer or tablet

Phone-in details:

1-647-484-1596
when prompted, use meeting number 160 074 3306

All of our events are free, and we will never ask you for your credit card information. If you are asked to provide a credit card, it is not a legitimate City of Mississauga event.

Tuesday Coffee Talk 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your favourite cup of coffee or tea and let’s chat. Each week we will have a special guest joining us. This could include Ward Councillors, MPs, MPPs, Fire department team members, City of Mississauga team members, and more!

 

April 13 – Making the Connections that Matter. Kathryn Hanford, Manager Community Outreach, and Kathy Bochan, Senior Officer, Community Outreach. Kathryn will talk about what their team does and how we support the communities around the airport. Kathy will talk about the Pearson Airport Explorers Club and tour of their website | Presented by Greater Toronto Airport Authority

April 20 – A History of the Small Arms Inspection Building. Learn about the Small Arms Inspection Building with a virtual tour and presentation on its history dating back to WWII. Find out how the building operates today as a community cultural hub | Presented by City of Mississauga

April 27 – Baggage operations delivery. A typical day that a Baggage Operations Manager will go through as well as the journey of a passenger’s bag as it makes its way from check-in to the aircraft | Presented by Greater Toronto Airport Authority

Join us with your computer or tablet

Phone-in details:

1-647-484-1596
when prompted, use meeting number 160 084 8145

All of our events are free, and we will never ask you for your credit card information. If you are asked to provide a credit card, it is not a legitimate City of Mississauga event.

Wednesday Fit Break 10:30 am – 11:10 am

Join our certified fitness instructors for a variety of fun, fitness classes for all levels. No fitness equipment required, but we will be making use of the things you have at home.

April 7 – Stretch and strength

April 14 – Chair low and tone

April 21 – Walk fit

April 28 – Mindful movement

Equipment to have on hand: soup cans, books, or other items to add weight (or light dumbbells if you have them), medium-sized towel (3 ft long), facecloth, a chair, and water.

Join us on Zoom with your computer or tablet

All of our events are free, and we will never ask you for your credit card information. If you are asked to provide a credit card, it is not a legitimate City of Mississauga event.

Please be advised that by clicking the link you will be leaving the City of Mississauga Recreation website and launching the Zoom registration page

Thursday Hot Topics 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each week we will present a new topic of interest. Each guest speaker will discuss the topics that matter.

April 8 – Healing with nature. Nature is an inherent and essential part of our wellbeing, especially this year due to the challenges we are facing. Learn how to walk with intention and interact with nature as you explore the forest and experience the healing effects of being present | Presented by The Riverwood Conservancy

April 15 – Downsizing | Presented by Amica City Centre

April 22 – Early Days: Indigenous Art at the McMichael Art Collection. This exhibition has gathered remarkable artworks together, and the stories that go with them, in celebration of these powerful legacies. The show also includes recent acquisitions reflecting the diversity and vitality of Indigenous art in Canada today | Presented by The Nurse Next Door Mississauga

April 29 – Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth. Join a McMichael Docent on a journey through 25 years of Christi Belcourt’s artwork in this new, interactive virtual presentation. The exhibition traces her practice from its beginnings in the early 1990s to the present and concludes with recent works made collaboratively with Isaac Murdoch, an Anishinaabe knowledge keeper, and emerging visual artist | Presented by Tony Whitehouse Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

Join us with your computer or tablet

Phone-in details:

1-647-484-1596

when prompted, use meeting number 160 478 9027

All of our events are free, and we will never ask you for your credit card information. If you are asked to provide a credit card, it is not a legitimate City of Mississauga event.

Friday Fit Break 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

Join our certified fitness instructors for a variety of fun, fitness classes for all levels. No fitness equipment required, but we will be making use of the things you have at home.

April 9 – Chair yoga

April 16 – Core and balance

April 23 – Sit fit

April 30 – Chair strength and stretch

Equipment to have on hand: soup cans, books, or other items to add weight (or light dumbbells if you have them), medium-sized towel (3 ft long), facecloth, a chair, and water.

Join us on Zoom with your computer or tablet 

All of our events are free, and we will never ask you for your credit card information. If you are asked to provide a credit card, it is not a legitimate City of Mississauga event.

Please be advised that by clicking the link you will be leaving the City of Mississauga Recreation website and launching the Zoom registration page

All virtual sessions open 5 minutes before the designated start time. If you require support to either join by computer or by phone, we will be available up to one hour before the program start time to help walk you through the process.

Contact:

Madison Piette at 905-615-4800 ext. 2667 madison.piette@mississauga.ca

Jackie Ellicott at 905-615-4810 ext. 2652 jackie.ellicott@mississauga.ca

 

Tutorials:

How to join a WebEx activity

How to join a Zoom activity

IMPORTANT PRIVACY & SECURITY ADVISORY:

Participants in this course are advised that this course will take place ENTIRELY ONLINE using a third-party video chatting solution called Cisco WebEx Meetings. This means that, in order to participate in the class, you will be required to download and configure the Cisco WebEx Meetings application for use on your home computer (Windows or Mac OS X), tablet (iOS or Android) or smartphone (iOS or Android).

Participants are cautioned that, by their nature, video-chatting solutions utilize the camera and microphone on their devices and that they should act accordingly. Before using WebEx Meetings, or any similar application, please ensure that your camera and microphone are functional and that they are turned OFF.

Activating your microphone or camera is entirely your choice and is not a requirement to participate in the course. However, you may not get a full experience without at least a microphone.

Be aware that it is possible that, although the City will not record the session, there is a risk that other participants (or Cisco, the WebEx Meetings solution provider) might record your voice or camera unbeknownst to you. This vendor is located in the United States and your data may end up in that jurisdiction.

Lastly, be advised that, when you are using Cisco WebEx Meetings or any other third-party application, you are agreeing to that vendor’s terms & conditions and to their privacy policy.  Please consult https://www.cisco.com/c/en_ca/about/legal/privacy-full.html for further details. If any of the above is a concern to you, you are advised to register for an in-person course when these return in the coming months.