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Older Adult Centre
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Volume 12, Issue 1, Spring 2011

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Caribbean Cruise
Special Event Notices
Off-Site Locations
Board of Director's Update
Older Adult Centre Staff
Volunteer Board of Directors


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.

100 City Centre Drive, P.O. Box 2214,
Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9 Canada
(905) 615-3207

Caribbean Cruise on Holand America (7 Day Cruise)

Caribbean Cruise February 18-26, 2012

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Special Event Notices

16th Annual Contract Bridge Tournament:

Tournament date has been changed from Thursday, May 19, 2011 to Thursday, July 14, 2011, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Photo Contest:

Love photography? From May 16 to May 31, 2011, submit your photos for our Photo Contest. Categories include Aren't I Cute? Green Thumbs, In the Wild, The Family Tree, and more. Pick up the rules and categories from the Administration Office.

Variety Show:

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, June 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Bring your family and friends to this wonderful show featuring singing, dancing and readings from our very talented members. This show is always a great treat with a variety of musical styles, so come out and support your fellow members as they follow their dreams and perform for you!

Tickets are $8.00 for Members, $10.00 for Guests 50+, and $5.00 for children 12 and under.

CARASSAUGA: Mississauga's Festival of Cultures
June 3, June 4, June 5, 2011
60 Countries, 3 Days, 1 Ticket!

Taste exotic food.
See breathtaking performances.
Experience cultural diversity

Carassauga Passports are $10.00 in advance at our Administration Desk but $12.00 at the door of a pavilion. So you save $2.00 buying now plus $2.00 of each sale is donated to Older Adult Centre. Kids under 12 are FREE and you ride FREE on Mississauga Transit . . . Win / Win / Win / Win!!!!

Want to win the 2010 Fiat 500 (Value: $20,405.00), the LG 50" HDTV (Value: $905.00), or one of five Raleigh Peak Bicycles (Value: $215.00 each)?

2012 Fiat 500 Google image from   LG 50 HDTV image from   Raleigh Peak Bicycle image from
2012 Fiat 500 - First Test. YouTube video, 2:45 min.
Fiat 500 review - CarBuyer. YouTube video, 3:00 min.

You can win with a Carassauga Raffle Ticket. Carassauga raffle tickets are $20.00 each and will be sold at the Admin Desk at Older Adult Centre until June 3, 2011. Tickets will be drawn on June 17, 2011 at the Carassauga Office.

Carassauga Raffle Ticket image from Win with Carassauga

Off-Site Locations - NEW!

Older Adult Centre is excited about the expansion of programming for seniors at the following new locations: Meadowvale Village Hall, Streetsville Legion 139, and Vic Johnston Community Centre. A variety of programs commenced with week of April 11, 2011. While your regular and favourite programs continue to run at the Older Adult Centre, we also cordially invite you to come and join in any of the programs being offered at all locations.

For more information, please call Older Adult Centre at 905-615-3207.

~ Ann Langdon, Community Engagement Coordinator

Board of Director's Update

In our Spring Brochure, we noted that Older Adult Centre was approved for a 3-year Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant to expand our programs for seniors into the community. Some of you have been wondering if that meant we were going to close our Square One location and move elsewhere. Well, rest assured, we are not leaving our Square One location. We love it here! We have just outgrown the space, and need some EXTRA space in the community.

The grant included the funding to hire a Community Engagement Coordinator for 3 years. We have hired Ann Langdon to fill this position and we are sure that you will like her.

Ann Langdon graduated from seminary with a theological degree with a minor in pastoral counselling. She received her commission as an ordained minister in 1991. Ann has extensive training in human resources management, counselling, business administration, Christian theology, ethics, volunteer management, strategic planning and conflict management. She served as Administrator and Chaplain at two Long Term Care facilities (Sunset Lodge in Victoria, B.C., and Eventide Nursing Home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). She has also recently held positions with Heart House Hospice, Nucleus Independent Living and VON Peel.

Ann has a love for people and a willing heart. She has a true desire to care for others and finds it a privilege to be a part of our team at Older Adult Centre. She is looking forward to working with the emerging new team at the off-site locations and in doing so, meeting the needs of our seniors in Streetsville and Meadowvale. Welcome Ann!

Congratulations to our Volunteers! It was our honor to present the 15, 10 and 5 year Volunteer Service Awards to a group of "Stars" at our Volunteer Recognition Event on April 14, 2011. What an inspiring group of people! Thank you for you commitment.

Please be sure to review the purple insert in the Spring 2011 newsletter. We have included our Tree of Sharing Donation Form. Soon the Trees will blossom in our lobby showing how caring and generous our members are. Please consider supporting this worthwhile campaign.

The insert also highlights our upcoming Annual General Meetings which are on June 24, 2011. There are a number of positions up for election, so please consider sharing your skills and knowledge with our Board of Directors. We are an ambitious and forward thinking group.

~ Esther Williams, President

~ Sue Hesjedahl, Executive Director

Older Adult Centre
2010 / 2011 Volunteer Board of Directors

Esther Williams - President
Pat Fyffe - Past President
Robert Lomon - Acting Vice President
Robert Lomon - Controller
Alice Dods - Director, Administration & Secretary
Judy Willson - Director, Programs & Cafeteria
Juliet Rebello - Director, Travel
Jean Michaels - Director, Volunteers
Tessie Buena - Director at Large

Lewis Lawrence - Vice President, Facility Operations (Emeritus)
Frank Dale - Ex-Officio Director, Ward 4 Councillor, City of Miississauga
Wendy Murdock - Ex-Officio Director, City of Mississauga
Linda Keen-Lausberg - Ex-Officio Director, Square One Shopping Centre

Peter Hammond, L.L.B. - Legal Consultant (Volunteer)

View photos of current Members of Board of Directors

Older Adult Centre Staff

Sue Hesjedahl - Executive Director
Laura Surman - Program Coordinator (with responsibility for Centre Supervision)
Anne Goldspink Norman - Administration and Facility Coordinator
Lina Zita - Marketing and Community Development Coordinator
Karmela Buzdon - Volunteer Coordinator
Ann Langdon - Community Engagement Coordinator
Joan Crews - Saturday Receptionist
Genni Iwanski - Saturday Receptionist

We Celebrate, Honor and Give Thanks to
Our 2010-2011 Team of Volunteers

Celebrating 15 Years of Volunteer Service

Shirley Corbett         Joyce Goldson
Eudelle Gooden         Cynthia Houstan
Peter Hammond         Rina Kukde
Po-Ping Ngai         Alberta Smith

Celebrating 10 Years of Volunteer Service

Walter Budnick         Ching Ken Chen
Heidi Heydrich         Hilda Lerch
Alzira Monteiro         Trevina Shum-Nikifork
Sarina Valenti         Jennett Webber
Esther Williams          

Celebrating 5 Years of Volunteer Service

Nina Articona         Rudy Bombase
Joan Command         Virginia DeCastro
Carol Fung         Ollie Hornick
John Li         Jean Michaels
Betty Warren          

Special thanks to: Linda Keen-Lausberg and Wendy Murdock, celebrating 5 years of volunteer service on the Board of Directors.

Older Adult Centre

Supported by The Ontario Trillium Foundation
Affiliated with City of Mississauga