Recreation and Social Activities for Seniors in Mississauga
Thursday Oct 19th, 2017
While health and wellness are core functions of retirement communities, they are not the only ones. Many seniors also explore retirement living for the social benefits.
Almost all communities in Mississauga devote resources towards keeping seniors active and social, but some residences make it a higher priority by creating daily activity plans and full recreation programs based on the interests of their residents.
Popular activities include:
• Movie nights
• Visiting entertainers/speakers
• Card games and bingo
• Special holiday celebrations
• Billiards and pool games
• Arts and crafts
• Cocktail evenings
• Brain fitness
• Continuing education programs
Many retirement communities will also take advantage of activities taking place in the surrounding community. As for local art, Mississauga offers live theatre at the Living Arts Centre, as well as a wide range of museums, such as the Art Gallery of Mississauga, public art programs and culture programs. Celebration Square is also a popular destination for daily and weekly events, including movie nights and farmers’ markets, which run throughout the summer.
The city also offers several parks, cycling and walking trails – 522 parks in total – with many marinas, golf courses, public pools and recreation centres where residents can socialize with other seniors and the wider community at large.
For those who love to shop, Mississauga is home to Square One, Erin Mills Town Centre and Dixie Outlet Mall. Square One is also home to the Older Adult Centre, which offers programs and activities for seniors in the area, including events and trips, plus senior wellness services.
In my years as an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA), I’ve also seen many retirement communities plan engaging outings for their residents to places like Toronto’s theatre district, waterfront area, Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as locales outside of the GTA, including to Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-lake and the Stratford Festival.
For some seniors, keeping ties with their religious communities is also very important too, and many retirement residents offer transportation to several churches and places of worships within Mississauga.
Many retirement communities will also incorporate volunteerism into their activities. Primary, middle and high school students often visit residents and there are several volunteer opportunities for seniors who are looking to give back to their community. The Centre for Active Aging is a great resource, as it provides exclusive volunteer opportunities, activities, clubs, information sessions, special events and programs for older adults and serves more than 1200 members across Mississauga.
Your Mississauga Accredited Senior Agent (ASA)
If you or someone you love needs the expertise of a compassionate and patient Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), please feel free to contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative, ASA with Keller Williams Realty Solutions, Brokerage, for more information.