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Mississauga Celebrates Seniors’ Month with Exciting Programs and Services

Mississauga – June marks Seniors’ Month, and the city of Mississauga is rolling out an impressive array of programs and services to honor and support its older residents. The initiatives aim to enhance the quality of life for those aged 55 and up, offering opportunities for connection, learning, and recreation.

Connecting Virtually with Sauga Connections for Older Adults

One standout initiative is the Sauga Connections for Older Adults program, which provides a variety of free virtual activities throughout the weekdays. This program is perfect for seniors who prefer to engage from the comfort of their homes. From yarn crafting and guest speaker sessions to fitness classes, there’s something for everyone.

Participants can easily join these sessions by bookmarking the Sauga Connections for Older Adults website and checking the printable calendars posted online. Most of the virtual programs are conducted via Cisco WebEx Meetings, while fitness classes utilize the Zoom app, ensuring seamless and accessible participation.

Making Life More Affordable

In addition to engaging activities, Mississauga is offering several cost-saving opportunities for seniors during the month of June.

Mississauga Seniors’ Centre: The Mississauga Seniors’ Centre is opening its doors to offer a variety of classes, including Yoga, Drum Fit, Zumba Gold, and Sit Fit, for a modest drop-in fee of $5.22. Seniors are encouraged to contact the centre for the latest schedule and updates on available classes.

Mississauga Library: The city’s libraries are also getting involved, providing free programs that span wellness workshops, art classes, and social hours throughout June. These activities are designed to foster community and personal growth among older adults.

Golf: For those who enjoy the outdoors, local golf courses are offering a new reservation system that allows residents to book tee times starting at 8 p.m. seven days in advance. This initiative not only makes planning easier but also includes discounts on green fees, making the sport more accessible.

MiWay Transit: Transportation becomes more affordable as well, with MiWay offering rides for just $1 per trip within a two-hour transfer window for those aged 65 and older. This special rate is available any time of day, making it easier for seniors to travel around the city.

Year-Round Benefits

While these initiatives are highlighted during Seniors’ Month, many of them are available throughout the year, providing ongoing support and enrichment for Mississauga’s older residents. The city’s commitment to its senior community is evident in the breadth and variety of programs offered.

As June unfolds, Mississauga’s seniors are invited to explore these offerings and participate in the city’s vibrant community life. Whether online or in person, there’s no shortage of ways for older adults to stay active, learn new skills, and connect with others.

For more information on programs and how to participate, visit the City of Mississauga’s website or contact the relevant centers directly.

Kelly

Kelly Deschamps is the dedicated City Hall Reporter, bringing forth the pulse of municipal affairs with precision and clarity. With an astute eye for detail and a passion for uncovering the stories that shape urban life, Deschamps delivers comprehensive coverage of local governance. For inquiries or feedback, contact Kelly at kelly.deschamps@gtaweekly.ca

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