Sauga connections for older adults

You’re invited to join us for various activities through your computer, tablet, or phone. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and connect with familiar friends or make new ones.  Each activity and fitness class is offered weekly (see the list below).

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 to 2:30 pm

Join us 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

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 to 12:00 pm

Bring your favourite cup of coffee or tea and let’s chat. Each week we have a special guest joining us.

April 2 – A Seasonal Hearth (Winter): Life in Victorian Mississauga. A presentation exploring an early settler’s life in the winter season.

April 9 – Playing with Words Workshop. Join artist and singer Carla Gonzalez Casanova for a poetry workshop. No previous writing experience is required. Bring your writing materials and curiosity.

April 16 – Community Health and Safety. Learn more about fall prevention, fire safety, fraud and scam prevention, and lessons on hydration and delirium.

April 23 – Canada Dental Plan Care & Caregiver Benefits.

April 30 – Seated Ballet.

Phone-in details:

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

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 to 11:15 am

Join our certified fitness instructors for a variety of fun, fitness classes for all levels. Classes require little to no equipment but may vary based on the format. Where possible, we will provide options to use household items.

April 3 – Chair Yoga

April 10 – Core and Balance

April 17 – Low and Tone

April 24 – Drum Fit

Join us on Wednesdays with this Zoom link

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

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 to 12:00 pm

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

April 4 – Pollinator ID & Wildflower Host Plants. Learn how to identify species of bees and butterflies, and how pollinators play a vital role in maintaining biodiversity. Discover the importance of incorporating native host plants into your garden, lawn, or balcony.

April 11 – Fire Extinguisher and Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings. Join us to learn about fire extinguisher use in your home and high-rise safety.

April 18 – Over-the-Counter Medications (Pt. 3): Cold Medications. Learn more about options and considerations for cold medications.

April 25 – Colour Your Words Workshop. Continue working with artist and singer Carla Gonzalez Casanova to develop your poetry skills.

Materials required: Sketchbook, pens, pencils, markers, and art media on hand.

Phone-in details:

1-647-484-1596

when prompted, use meeting number 160 478 9027

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 1:15 pm to 2 pm

Join our certified fitness instructors for a variety of fun, fitness classes for all levels. Classes require little to no equipment but may vary based on the format. Where possible, we will provide options to use household items.

April 5 – Zumba Gold

April 12 – Walk Fit

April 19 – Stretch & Strength

April 26 – Sit Fit

Join us on Fridays with this Zoom link

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

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:

Brooke Costa at 905-615-4840 ext. 2654 or brooke.costa@mississauga.ca

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.