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Square One Older Adult Centre
General Information
Spring 2009

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General Information, Location, Map

The Square One Older Adult Centre is exclusively for adults 50 years of age and older. It is located on the lower level of Square One Shopping Centre, between The Bay and The Bank of Montreal. Once inside the Shopping Centre, you can access the Centre via stairs or elevator. All rooms are wheelchair accessible. The Centre is managed by an incorporated, non-profit, volunteer Board of Directors. The organization is affiliated in good standing with Mississauga Recreation and Parks, Community Services Department.

Address: 100 City Centre Drive, P.O. Box 2214, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2C9 Canada

Telephone: 905-615-3207 - Map

Official Website URL:

Thank you to our major supporters:

City of Mississauga

Mississauga Central Lions Club

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Ministry of Health

Square One Shopping Centre


New Horizons for Seniors - Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)

● Affiliated with the City of Mississauga Recreation and Parks
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Board of Directors 2009-2010

Pat Fyffe - President
Shirley Corbett - Past President
Esther Williams - Vice President
Robert Lomon - Controller
Alice Dods - Director, Administration & Secretary
Shirley Corbett - Director, Travel
Jean Michaels - Director, Volunteers
Marion Duff - Director, Facilities
Sasha Zivkovic - Director, Special Events & Fundraising
Judy Willson - Director, Programs & Cafeteria

Lewis Lawrence - Vice President, Facility Operations (Emeritus)
Linda Keen-Lausberg - Ex-Officio Director, Square One Shopping Centre
Wendy Murdock - Ex-Officio Director, City of Mississauga

Board of Directors 2008 - 2009

Pat Fyffe - President
Shirley Corbett - Past President & Director of Travel
Esther Williams - Vice President
Rick Wilson - Controller
Marion Duff - Director, Administration & Secretary
Alice Dods - Director, Programs & Cafeteria
Rina Kukde - Director, Volunteers
Jean Michaels - Director at Large
Sasha Zivkovic - Director, Special Events & Fundraising

Lewis Lawrence - Vice President, Facility Operations (Emeritus)
Linda Keen-Lausberg - Ex-Officio Director, Square One Shopping Centre
Wendy Murdock - Ex-Officio Director, City of Mississauga

Winner of 2008 Mississauga Senior Citizen of the Year Award - Shirley Corbett

View photos of Members of Board of Directors

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Our Mission

A Centre, operated by and for Mississauga's Older Adult Residents who are 50+ years of age, which provides social, health, educational and recreational opportunities to enhance their quality of life.

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Centre Hours of Operation & Closures

The Centre is OPEN:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Travel Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Centre is CLOSED:
Friday, April 10, 2009 (Good Friday)
Sunday, April 12, 2009 (Easter Sunday)
Monday, May 18, 2009 (Victoria Day)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 (Canada Day)

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Square One Older Adult Centre Staff

Sue Hesjedahl - Executive Director
Laura Surman - Program Coordinator
Anne Goldspink Norman - Administrative Coordinator
Lina Zita - Marketing & Community Development Coordinator
Karmela Buzdon - Volunteer Coordinator
Joan Crews - Saturday Receptionist
Genni Iwanski - Saturday Receptionist

Peter Hammond, LL.B. - Legal Consultant (volunteer)

Please note: The Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services generously provided the Square One Older Adult Centre with an Emergency Defibrillator. All Staff have been trained on the safe use of the Defibrillator.

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Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity - Keep Fit and Get Paid

Square One Older Adult Centre is seeking a part-time employee to help with table and chair set-up for programs and special events. Call Anne at 905-615-3207.

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Newsletter Committee

Shirley Corbett
Sue Hesjedahl
Laura Surman
Lina Zita

Board of Directors' and Executive Director's Message:

Thank you to our members and friends who contributed to the 2008 Donor Board campaign which raised $4,300. We thank the 173 volunteers who contributed 1,700+ hours in our Gift Wrapping fundraiser generating a record $20,000+ for the Square One Older Adult Centre. We thank our partner Square One Shopping Centre for making this fundraiser possible.

Have you noticed the newly renovated Administration Offices? Thank you for your patience in February as we renovated. Congratulations to Anne and her team of volunteers for managing the administration duties so efficiently from a temporary location in the hallway while the renovation was on. You are amazing! The new renovation includes an accessible reception counter to serve our members better. We also installed a new barrier-free water fountain in the lobby.

We thank our founding partner, the Mississauga Central Lions Club, for donating $8,500 to the Square One Older Adult Centre in 2009. That money goes toward capital improvements, Volunteer Recognition and the Senior's Information and Active Living Fairs on March 26 and 27, 2009.

Please note below for info on our Annual General Meeting set for April 16, 2009. We do have a number of Board of Director positions open, so please consider one of these.

Pat Fyffe, President, and
Sue Hesjedahl, Executive Director

Square One Older Adult Centre


Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Starting at 2:00 p.m.


Complimentary Lunch at 1:00 p.m.
Annual General Meeting at 2:00 p.m.
Adjourn at 3:00 p.m.

Please join us. Get your free ticket in the Administration Office upon presentation of your 2009 Membership Card. Lunch is only available for those who have a ticket.

Questions for the Board must be submitted in writing to the Administration Office before April 9, 2009.


The following Board of Director Positions are up for election this year
at the Annual General Meeting

Position: Length of Term:

Nomination Forms may be picked up in the Administration Office. NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED to Sue Hesjedahl, Executive Director, by April 1, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.

Job Descriptions are posted on the Volunteer Bulletin Board.

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Mississauga residents 50 years of age and older (spouses may be under 50) are welcome to join the Centre for $24.00 for the 2009 Calendar year. Non-Residents may join for $28.00.

All program participants are expected to become members of the Centre and to pay the advertised fee for each program. Participants will be asked to show their 2009 membership cards. Guests can attend programs twice before becoming a member (program fees apply).


* Access to a variety of programs, events and services
* Discounts on special events and bus trips
* Quarterly Brochure
* Members Newsletter
* Vote at the Annual General Meeting
* Free Internet Café
* Community resource literature
* Seniors discount list for Square One
* Volunteer opportunities
* Fun, social interaction and maintaining an active lifestyle.

Membership Registration Form 2009

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Registration for Spring Programs will begin on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. All program participants are expected to become members of the Centre and to pay the advertised fee for each program. Participants will be asked to show their 2009 membership cards. Guests can attend programs twice before becoming a member (program fees apply). /p>

Registration and fee payments (cash or cheque) are accepted in the Centre during public operating hours. The Board of Directors reserves the right to cancel or alter advertised program, instructors, special events and travel schedules. Full refunds are issued if the Centre is responsible for a cancelled program. Withdrawal Request Forms are available at the Administration Office, and must be submitted before the third class commences to be eligible for a refund. Refunds will be pro-rated and will include a $5.00 administration fee for each program. NSF cheques $25.00 fee applies.

In the event of severe weather, please contact the Centre at 905-615-3207, and listen to the recorded message to ensure that your program will take place.

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Information Changes

If you've moved or changed your phone number, doctor, emergency contact, etc., please let the Administration Office know.

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"Volunteers making a difference at your Centre"

This April, we honor our dedicated women and men who share their talents, skills and expertise with you, our members, each and every day. Their mission is simple, yet so very meaningful and powerful.

"Make a difference in the lives of others by Volunteering". We honor and pay tribute to all of our Volunteers for their acts of kindness and very generous support. We look forward to joining together with our volunteers this April to celebrate our 16th Annual Volunteer Recognition Event.

"Congratulations to our Shining Stars!"

Inviting new Volunteers: Choir Leader / Instructor, Pianist, Wii Bowling Leader, Golf Leader, Craft Leader and Cafeteria Support.

For more information please call Karmela Buzdon, Volunteer Coordinator, at 905-615-3207.

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Cozy Corner Café

Join us for an affordable lunch or snack between programs. We are open Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Our menu includes a variety of soups, sandwiches, desserts, and hot or cold beverages all prepared by our dedicated team of volunteers.

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Donor Board

Help support the Square One Older Adult Centre! Names of those who donate $100 or more are permanently displayed in our lobby. Tax receipts available.

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For Rent

Consider holding your meeting, class or special event in the bright, pleasant surroundings of our Centre. Call Anne at 905-615-3207 for rates and availability.

Bookings are available for the Auditorium, Program Room, Lewis Lawrence Boardroom and Cafeteria at very reasonable rates. For more information, please call 905-615-3207.

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Stop by our Library tucked away in the Cozy Corner Cafe. All books, puzzles, videos, books on tape and magazines may be borrowed for your enjoyment. Please use the sign-out book provided when borrowing items. A catalogue of books on tape and videos is available in the Library and items may be picked up at the Administration Office. Have items for the Library that you would like to donate? Just drop them off the next time you're in!

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Suggestion Box

We welcome your ideas! The Suggestion Box is located in the lobby, and we are always open for suggestions!

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HBC Rewards

Did you know you can donate all or part of your HBC rewards points to the Square One Older Adult Centre? The points will help us purchase items we need. Please inquire at the Administration Office.

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Exercise Equipment - Get Fit!

Don't have time to take a fitness class? Don't like the idea of joining one of those big gyms? Get your daily exercise right here at the Centre by taking advantage of our Exercise Equipment. Learn how to use the Exercise Bike in minutes! It's easy and it's available when you feel like exercising.

$1.00 per 15 minute session or $10.00 for 18 sessions

Please see the Administration Office for more information.

The support of the Government of Ontario
through the Sport and Recreation Branch of the
Ministry of Tourism and Recreation is acknowledged.

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If you are interested in advertising in our seasonal brochure, please contact Lina at 905-615-3207 or by email: to discuss rates, submission dates, etc.

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Avgen: A New Fundraising Program

We’re pleased to present some exciting news about a new fundraising program for our Centre. It’s called the Avgen Gift Card Program.

If you are planning to purchase gift cards/certificates for any upcoming birthdays, special occasions or for your regular shopping, make your dollars do double, even triple duty! Purchase your gift cards/certificates from a long list of vendors and together we will generate a significant contribution for our Centre. Avgen carries gift cards/certificates from a large number of major retailers, including: Loblaws, IGA, Sobeys, Price Chopper, Foodland, No Frills, Zehrs, Fortinos, Canadian Superstore, Safeway, Canadain Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, BlockBuster, Swiss Chalet, Harveys, Wendys, Second Cup, Cineplex, Future Shop, Keg, La Senza, Longos, Pizza Pizza, GAP, Old Navy, Kelsey’s, the Bay, Zellers, Pioneer Petroleums, Petro Canada, Esso, Ultramar, Rogers Video, Sears, Shoppers, Staples, Winners and many others.

Avgen has agreements in place with all the participating retailers so that they can sell the gift certificates/cards to our Centre at a discount. Our members and their families/friends buy the gift cards/certificates from us for face value and redeem them for full value. Our Centre keeps the difference as fund raising revenue (average of 5%). The best part is there is no extra cost to you!!

Orders are due the last Friday of every month at 12 noon and will be ready to pick up the first Friday of the following month. Please see the Administration Office to answer any of your questions.

Please make cheques payable to: SQ1OAC - Special Projects

Order Date: _____________________________________

Name: _________________________________________

Phone Number: __________________________________

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One Million Pennies

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We are searching for one million pennies!!! Please check your change and drop off your pennies at the Administration Office. We hope to raise $10,000 in pennies to purchase new equipment for the Centre.

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Gift Certificates - One-Stop Shop

Square One Older Adult Centre gift certificates may be purchased for memberships and program registrations. Gift certificates make a great gift for friends and relatives. There are a variety of major retailers to choose from, see Avgen for more details.

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Entertainment Book Fundraiser Entertainment Book Member Fundraiser

Everybody knows the Entertainment Book. There are thousands of dollars of local savings in every book. To use your Entertainment Book Discounts, just present your coupon to a participating business. Save up to 50% and get 2-for-1 deals at top restaurants, shops, attractions, sporting events and more.

You can purchase this great coupon book at the Square One Older Adult Centre Administration Desk (September 2008 to January 2009 - $25.00), for use in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) or anywhere in North America.

Every Entertainment Book comes with a complimentary Membership Card. Simply present your card at select fine dining restaurants, hotels, and car rentals to enjoy great savings.

Entertainment Books are also easy to sell as people enjoy saving money while supporting a good cause!

Call 905-615-3207 for more details, or go Entertainment Book where you can enter your information and our group number: 174400. Square One Older Adult Centre will receive credit for the sale!

Help us raise funds to support the Centre.

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2010 Calendar

Beginning in November 2008, you can submit pictures of our events and programs. Out members will vote each month and the 12 best pictures will be published in our 2010 fundraising calendar. Watch the bulletin board for more details.

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Contact Square One Square One Older Adult Centre

Address: 100 City Centre Drive, P.O. Box 2214, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9 Canada
NOTE: In October 2017, Square One Square One Older Adult Centre will be moved to the second floor at Central Parkway Mall at 377 Burnhamthorpe Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5A 3Y1 Canada. Phone numbers will remain the same.
New name: Active Adult Centre of Mississauga By Phone: 905-615-3207
By Fax: 905-615-3455

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Square One Older Adult Centre Administration Office, with Anne on phone 28Apr09
Square One Older Adult Centre Administration Office, Photo by Lina Zita, March 2009
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