Mississauga is Building a Responsive and Accessible Community for Older Adults

Mississauga aims to provide access to responsive and accessible programs and services to cater to the specific needs of the aging population. The City is focused on making a difference in the lives of older adults living in Mississauga.
Through its Age-friendly Action Plan, the City is committed to providing residents with a high-quality life for all age groups including older adults. By incorporating age-friendly principles into City planning the goal is to make Mississauga a place where residents can belong and thrive. For the City’s older adult population, that means ensuring they are living active, independent and engaging lifestyles that promote good health and well-being.
One of the way the City is working to continue to integrate older adults into the community is by offering them opportunities to contribute their time and share their experiences while engaging in activities and programs that cater specifically to their age group.
Recreation and Leisure Activities:
From yoga to swimming exercises, recipes to special events, the City offers a variety of activities to keep older adults engaged and active. For details, visit the Active+ Spring 2017 Guide.

Save-the-date for the City’s annual Older Adult Expo on June 6  at the Hershey Community Rinks from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Expo is a great opportunity for older adults to socialize while learning more about new technologies products, services and programs available. The event also features an exciting Seniors’ Talent Show to entertain the attendees.

Older Adults can join the City’s in-and-out of the water therapeutic programs specifically designed for those who may be living with a chronic disease or recovering from an injury or surgery. Visit the therapeutic programming web page to learn more.

Library Programs:
Special library programs run year-round in Mississauga for older adults who are looking at learning and development or making conversations and joining social clubs. Many of the City’s libraries include senior’s club as well as book clubs for those who enjoy reading. Visit the Older Adult library web page for more information on events and participation details.
Making it Easier to Get Around Mississauga:
Older Adult riders can take advantage of MiWay $1 fare during off-peak hours on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; weekdays after 7 p.m. and anytime on weekends or holidays.
Volunteer Opportunities:
The City offers volunteer opportunities for all age groups including older adults. This is a great way for older adults to engage and network with other people, have their say and participate in City programs and gain valuable experience and new skills. 
The City has a number of committees, boards and authorities that are looking for citizen members from time-to-time to provide their expertise. To become a part of any of these committees, visit our citizen appointments webpage.

If you are an older adult living in Mississauga or considering moving to the city – remember there are a lot of opportunities to stay active and get involved in the community. For more information about Older Adult programs in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/olderadults.