Seniors Activities at a Glance

Older Adult Centre
Special Events April - June 2009


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Address: 100 City Centre Drive, P.O. Box 2214, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2C9 Canada
Telephone: 905-615-3207

2nd Annual Senior Star DVD Release Party - Apr. 2, 2009
Auditions for the 2009 Variety Show - Apr. 3, 2009
Annual General Meeting - Apr. 16, 2009
Tree of Sharing - Apr. 16 - June 5, 2009
All That Glitters Jewellery Sale and Silent Auction - April 27 - May 1, 2009
Spring Swap - May 1, 2009
Beyond Ballroom - May 8, 2009
14th Annual Contract Bridge Tournament - May 14, 2009
Toonie Bingo - May 19, 2009
Tour the World! Carassauga - May 22, 23 & 24, 2009
3rd Annual Variety Show - May 28 and May 29, 2009
Spring Volunteer Workshop - June 2, 2009
Tea of Sharing - June 5, 2009
Seniors' Month Movie Matinée- June 11, 2009
Seniors' Month Games Day - June 16, 2009
New Member Social - June 17, 2009
Chartwell's Senior Star - June 18, 2009
Regency Retirement Residence Father's Day Wii Golf - June 19, 2009
Regency Retirement Residence Garage Sale & Barbecue - June 20, 2009
Seniors' Month BBQ - June 25, 2009
Heritage House Free BBQ - June 27, 2009


Is Your New Year's Resolution to Clean Out the House?
The Centre Is Looking for Items.

Door Prizes, Gift Wrapping Paper, New & Used Christmas Cards, Chess Clocks, China Tea Cups, Sterling Teaspoons, Ribbons, Paperback Books, etc.


2nd Annual Senior Star DVD Release Party

Chartwell's National Appreciation of Seniors Day Senior Star DVD Release Party Google image from http://www.aarpinternational.org/doc_img/541037.JPG 2008 Senior Star Winner Lloyd Knight of Stouffville, ON Google image from http://www.chartwell.com/

Thursday, April 2, 2009: 1:30 p.m.

Chartwell is back to kick off the NEW Senior Star search with a viewing of the DVD from the 2008 winners, filmed at the legendary Imperial Room of the Royal York Hotel. Come and cheer for your favorites. Join host Dinah Christie and celebrity judges: Dan Clancy, Tim Louis and Gordie Tapp for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of music in celebration of seniors. Light refreshments included. Pick up your free ticket at the Administration Office. Attendees will each receive a copy of the 2008 DVD.


Auditions for the 2009 Variety Show

Friday, April 3, 2009: 12:30 p.m.

We are looking for talented members who sing, dance, tell stories, play an instrument, etc.

Please see Laura if you wish to try out.

The 2009 Variety Show will be on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, 2009.


Older Adult Centre
Annual General Meeting

Older Adult Centre Annual General Meeting 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a light lunch followed by a meeting with the Board of Directors. There is no charge for this event. Please sign up in advance at the Administration Office to receive your free lunch ticket. Only paid-up 2009 members are eligible to attend. Please see Volunteer Bulletin Board for Notice to invite nominations for open Board of Director positions, or click here. Must be submitted by April 1, 2009.


All That Glitters Jewellery Sale and Silent Auction

Jewelry image from Google

Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1, 2009 - From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Auction items will close at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

Find that wonderful new bling at our sale of gently used and new jewellery. Spring cleaning? The Centre is in need of jewellery for this sale. The drop box is located in the front lobby.


Tree of Sharing

Sharing Tree

Thursday, April 16 - Friday, June 5, 2009

Our Annual Tree of Sharing campaign will take place April 16 - June 5, 2009. Members, staff, friends and volunteers can purchase blossoms for $25, $50 or $75 for everyone to admire. Each bloom will be highlighted with the purchaser’s name. Tax receipts will be issued by the Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario (OACAO).

All donors will be invited to our Tea of Sharing on Friday, June 5, 2009.


Spring Swap

Spring Swap Google image from http://www.circleofstrength.com/store/images/clothing-swap-party-ladies.gif

Friday, May 1, 2009 - Starting at 10:00 a.m.

Get ready for this fabulous spring event!!

Check your closet for those great outfits you never wear and swap them for something new! Bring in your outfits to Laura between April 1 - April 30, 2009 for your trade voucher. Donate purses, scarves and shoes for our accessory table.

See the Admin Office for more details.

Tickets: $5 Members, $7 Guests 50+.


Beyond Ballroom

Latin Ballroom Dancing Google image from http://internationalagprograms.okstate.edu/images/news/Latin%20Ballroom%20Dancing.jpg   Beyond Ballroom - Learn how to dance Salsa Google image from http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/8/4/f/6/highres_3694038.jpeg

Friday, May 8, 2009 - 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Do you enjoy watching "Dancing with the Stars"? Then you will love to see live demonstrations of International and Latin Ballroom Dancing! Watch a salsa demo, then try it out for yourself, or ballroom dance from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. with Merilyn Pitt. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts top off this elegant evening.

Tickets: $8 Members, $10 Guests (all ages).


14th Annual Contract Bridge Tournament

Playing Cards Queen King - Google image from http://www.unikeep.com/awards/downloads/2006_hobbies/Playing%20cards_ukp06.jpg

Thursday, May 14, 2009: Starting at 12:30 p.m.

Join us for this always fun and challenging tournament. Plenty of refreshments and lots of prizes!

Tickets: $5.00 Members, $6.00 Guests 50+.


Toonie Bingo

Bingo - from Google image http://www.jadedwritings.com/eccentric/images/bingo.jpg

Tuesday, May 19, 2009: Starting at 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy snacks at your table and lots of door prizes during this special bingo.
Free jackpot card for all.

Tickets: $2.00 Members, $3.00 Guests 50+.


Tour the World! Carassauga

Carassauga Mississauga Festival of Cultures - Google image from http://www.macedonianlife.com/PUB_IMg/carassauga.JPG

May 22, 23, and 24, 2009

The sights, sounds & flavours of over 40 countries.

Carassauga is a fabulous multicultural festival held throughout Mississauga on Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24, 2009. View Carassauga Event Calendar. Buy your Carassauga Passport at the Admin Office at Older Adult Centre, lower level in Square One Shopping Centre, beginning in March, 2009. Tickets are $10.00 each in advance. Children 12 and under ~ FREE Admission.


3rd Annual Variety Show

Variety Show - Lights Camera Action - Google image from http://pamfriedman.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/lights-camera-action.jpg Silhouette dancers Google image from http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bp0.blogger.com/_HssNmB9vgyY/RxkndxZuQBI/AAAAA...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. and
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

This great show highlights the talents of our members. Enjoy performances by our Jazz, Tap and Line Dance classes, as well as a variety of members performances.

We are looking for talented members who sing, dance, tell stories, play an instrument, etc. Please see Laura if you wish to audition your talent. Auditions for the Variety Show will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets: $8.00 Members, $10.00 Guests (all ages).


Spring Volunteer Workshop

Team Building Google image from http://www.teamgel.co.za/images/teamgel_images/cartoon_big.jpg

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

For Volunteers, by invitation only.

Emergency Procedures Review and Volunteer Team Building Workshop.

Location: Older Adult Centre, Auditorium

Buffet Lunch. Please RSVP by May 25, 2009.

Many thanks to our Event Sponsor: Copper County Foods.


Tea of Sharing

Tea of Sharing Google image from http://whatscookingamerica.net/EllenEaston/TeaSet2.JPG

Friday, June 5, 2009 - 2:00 p.m.

View June 5, 2009 Tea of Sharing Web Album
View June 1, 2007 Blossom Tea of Sharing Web Album.

Older Adult Centre would like to thank you for your support of our 2009 Tree of Sharing. All Tree of Sharing donors will be invited to come to our 3rd Annual Tea of Sharing.

Please join us in the auditorium for light refreshments and entertainment.

RSVP at the Admin Office or call 905-615-3207.

Sharing Trees with Blossoms Tea of Sharing Guests ast Older Adult Centre
Whistlers Cam and Ron Ron the Guitarist
Ron at Tea of Sharing

June is Seniors' Month

Seniors' Month Movie Matinée

Young at Heart Movie Google image http://sisterrose.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/young_at_heart.jpg

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - From 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Join us in the auditorium to watch the fabulous movie Young at Heart, the hilarious story of a seniors choir's preparations for a big hometown concert. Pick up your Free Ticket at the Administration Office.

Plot Summary for Young at Heart: "Documents the true story of the final weeks of rehearsal for the Young at Heart Chorus in Northampton, MA, whose average age is 81, and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate ..."


Seniors' Month Games Day

Cards Royal Flush Google image from http://z.about.com/d/magic/1/0/g/9/RoyalFlush1-final.jpg Dominoes Google image from http://www.jamaicans.com/moxiepix/a2286.jpg Trivial Pursuit Google image from http://www.centralconnector.com/images/trivpursboard_t.jpg

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - From 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games on us. Sign up to play bridge, euchre, gin rummy, canasta, cribbage, dominoes or join in the fun of our giant Trivial Pursuit game. Refreshments and prizes will be part of the fun afternoon. Pick up your Free Ticket at the Administration Office.

Older Adult Centre Senior Month Games Day
Trivia Pursuit Domino Players
Wii Bowling Wii Bowling a
Wii Bowling b Wii Bowling c
Gin Rummy Players Gin Rummy
Refreshments

New Member Social

New Member Social

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

New and potential members are encouraged to attend this afternoon to learn about our programs, special events and bus trips. Free admission and light refreshments will be served.


Chartwell's Senior Star

Chartwell's Senior Star Competition 2009 Photo taken from full page ad in SNAP North Mississauga Vol. 2 No. 2 June 2009, p. 23.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

View Chartwell's Senior Star Competition 18 June 2009 Web Album

Chartwell's Senior Star balloons
2009 Senior Star Regional Competition Event
Chartwell 's 2009 Senior Star Regional Competition Event held at Older Adult Centre 18 June 2009
Stage at Older Adult Centre
Trophies for Chartwell 's 2009 Senior Star Regional Competition Event held at Older Adult Centre 18 June 2009
Trophies for Chartwell's Senior Stars
Stanley Filip No. 6, age 94, playing harmonica for fans after performance
Stanley Filip, age 94, harmonica player
Ann Dowdle No. 7 singing Unchained Melody
Ann Dowdle singing Unchained Melody
  Watch: Elvis plays 'Unchained Melody'
for the first time live before the albums release
at the Pershing Municipal Auditorium,
Lincoln, Nebraska, June 20, 1977
.
Flixxy video, 4:33 min.
Evangelina Alcasid No. 9 singing Barbra Streisand's Memories from Cats
Evangelina Alcasid singing Memories
James Sosroutomo No. 12 Elvis Presley impressionist
James Sosroutomo singing an Elvis Presley song
James responding to Judges' comments, on stage
James responding to Judges' comments
Judges: Sara Paradis, Phyllis Styles, Susan Chopp at Chartwell 's 2009 Senior Star Regional Competition Event
Judges: Sara Paradis, Phyllis Styles, Susan Chopp
Contestants for Chartwell's 2009 Senior Star Competition
Contestants awaiting Judges' decisions
'Cam Wooledge whistling It's Now or Never at Chartwell 's 2009 Senior Star Regional Competition Event
Cam Wooledge whistling It's Now or Never
Cam Wooledge 3rd prize winner for her Whistling of Elvis Presley's It's Now or Never
Cam Wooledge, whistler, 3rd prize winner
Cam Wooledge (3rd prize), Barbara McCrindle (1st prize), James Sosroutomo (2nd prize)
The 3 Senior Star Winners
Cam Wooledge, Barbara McCrindle (1st prize), James Sosroutomo

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of live entertainment as Heritage Glenn Community for Seniors and Regency Retirement Residence host this Seniors’ version of Canadian Idol style competition.

Location:
Older Adult Centre
100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9 Canada
Older Adult Centre Phone: 905-615-3207

Join us for this fun-filled event!
Cheer on your favourite Senior Star participant in this nation-wide musical competition.

Refreshments will be served.
Free admission. Please pick up your Invitation from the Older Adult Centre Admin Office.

View sample videos from past Senior Star finalists:

Chartwell Seniors Housing - Senior Star - Tadaaki Nishizawa. 2007 YouTube Video, 3:21 min.

Chartwell Seniors Housing - Senior Star - Dorothy Auld. 2007 YouTube Video, 3:03 min.

Chartwell Seniors Housing - Senior Star - Dick Carr. 2007 YouTube Video, 1:57 min.

Chartwell - Senior Star Final - Frank Rodgers. 2007 YouTube Video, 5:01 min.

Chartwell - Senior Star Final - Hazel Proctor. 2007 YouTube Video, 3:56 min.

Chartwell - Senior Star Final - Leonard Blomfeldt. YouTube Video, 3:55 min.

More info on Chartwell's Senior Star Competition: Senior Star 2007 and 2008. (Site no longer available).

Senior Star 2008. (Site no longer available). Watch Short Video Clips (snip-its) including: You Raise Me Up sung by Lloyd Knight of Stouffville, ON; Green, Green Grass of Home - Guitar/Vocal by John M. Storms of Kingston, ON; Green Eyes sung by Phyllis Styles of Etobicoke, ON; Georgia on My Mind - Trumpet/Vocal by Brian Beattie of Maple Ridge, BC; Cabaret - Saxophone by Jim Milne of Guelph, ON, and others.

Chartwell’s “Senior Star” attracts over a thousand competitors! Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT announced that in celebration of Chartwell’s National Appreciation of Seniors initiative on June 16, 17 and 18, 2009, it is encouraging seniors to participate in the third annual “Senior Star” singing and musical instrument competition.

Chartwell's National Appreciation of Seniors - Senior Star Competition - 2009 Registration Form (Site no longer available). Canadian residents 65 years of age and over can pick up a registration form at Chartwell residences across Canada or from the web-site at www.chartwell.com. Contestants do not have to be living in a Chartwell residence.

Senior Star 2009 Regional Competitions - Dates & Locations across Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchwan, Ontario and Newfoundland. (Site no longer available).

Dan Clancy offers six regional finalists a recording session at his Studios.


Regency Retirement Residence
Father's Day Wii Golf
Challenge & Pub Fest

Friday, June 19, 2009
Wii Golf Challenge: 1:30 p.m. - Pub Fest: 3:30 p.m.

Location: 29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga, ON L5H 2H7 Canada
Free Admission. Call Sara at 905-891-2422 to RSVP for further details.

Regency Retirement Residence, Father's Day Wii Golf Challenge & Pub Fest Poster at Older Adult Centre


Regency Retirement Residence
Charity Garage Sale & Barbecue
In Support of Osteoporosis Canada

Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine!

Location: 29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga, ON L5H 2H7 Canada
Call 905-891-2422 for further information.

Regency Retirement Residence, Charity Garage Sale and BBQ in Support of Osteoporosis Canada - Poster at Older Adult Centre


Senior's Month BBQ

You're invited to a BBQ Google image from http://www.printables.thecraftcafe.com/flamesinvite.jpg

Thursday, June 25, 2008 - 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Join Amica at City Centre for a BBQ at the Library Square to celebrate Seniors' Month!
Event Location: City Hall - Civic Centre, just east of the Mississauga Central Library.
Join us for an all day seniors’ active living event in Mississauga. This all day seniors’ event is to inspire, educate and encourage all seniors on how to improve their quality of life while having fun. Complimentary BBQ lunch and live entertainment.

For more information, please contact Ann Brady at 905-803-8100.


Heritage House Retirement Home
Free BBQ

Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: 73 King Street West, Mississauga, ON L5B 1H1 Canada

Sponsored by Mississauga Credit Valley Lions Club

Heritage House Retirement Home Free BBQ Poster at Older Adult Centre