Ontario Investing in Seniors Active Living Centres in Mississauga–Lakeshore
MISSISSAUGA – Today, Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga–Lakeshore, joined the Hon. Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, at Hillside Place to announce an investment of over $154,000 in local Seniors Active Living Centres (SALCs). These community hubs bring older adults aged 50 and over together and provides opportunities to participate in classes and activities, as well as other resources to support independent, healthy living.
“Many seniors aged 55 and older need all the help they can to connect with their community and to stay fit, healthy and active,’’ said Cuzzetto. “By investing in Seniors Active Living Centre programs, we are helping more older adults get the programs and services they need to live healthy, independent lives.”
This year, Seniors Active Living Centres in Mississauga–Lakeshore are receiving:
- $51,438 for the Clarkson Community Centre;
- $51,438 for the Mississauga Seniors Centre; and,
- $51,438 for Peel Senior Link (including Hillside Place).
“We are very excited to have Minister Cho and MPP Cuzzetto visit our Seniors Active Living Program at Hillside Place in Mississauga,” said Raymond Applebaum, CEO of Peel Senior Link. “These social and recreational programs have truly addressed the social isolation and loneliness that many seniors experienced over several years. We are grateful to the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility for this ongoing program support.”
Across Ontario there is a network of almost 300 Seniors Active Living Centre programs supported by the province’s investment of more than $14 million dollars.
“Seniors Active Living Centres are the action centres for our seniors all over Ontario,” said Hon. Raymond Cho, Ontario’s Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “These Centres are a part of our community and they help keep our seniors fit, active, healthy, socially connected close to home.”
Seniors Active Living Centre programs offer a wide variety of activities which can include fitness, healthy lifestyle and wellness classes, recreation and social activities, and learning opportunities such as financial management, elder abuse prevention, and volunteering.