This article was originally authored by Aarav S. and Marcin Jankowski, local seniors, with editorial and publishing assistance provided by the editors of Mississauga Arts Guide.

The creation of this article was made possible through the support of the Seniors Community Grant Program.

In the city of Mississauga, there are plenty of opportunities for seniors to stay active, socialize, and explore new interests. You might have a hard time finding things to do, and not know where to look. Don’t worry, this article is here to be a helpful resource for older adults to find activities in Mississauga.

Whether you’re seeking fitness challenges, creative outlets, or simply a chance to connect with others, here are 10 activities for seniors in Mississauga to consider.

1. Active Adult Centre Mississauga (377 Burnhamthorpe Rd E suite 116, Mississauga)

Active Adult Centre Mississauga (AACM) a charitable organization committed to enriching the lives of Mississauga’s active adults, specifically for adults aged 50 and older. From fitness classes, to art workshops, AACM offers a wide range of activities to promote physical, mental, and social well-being. Join a yoga session to improve flexibility, try your hand at watercolour painting, or participate in a lively game of pickleball. With multiple locations across the city, AACM makes it easy to find activities that suit your interests and schedule.

2. Mississauga Seniors’ Centre (1389 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga)

 The Mississauga Seniors’ Centre is a hub of activity for older adults (ages 55+), offering a variety of programs and services to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Take part in fitness classes such as tai chi or Zumba, join a book club for stimulating discussions, or learn a new skill in a cooking workshop. The centre also hosts social events like dances and outings to local attractions, providing opportunities to make new friends and create lasting memories. Classes are registered and drop in.

3. Mississauga Seniors Club

Mississauga Seniors Club is focused on helping seniors who have immigrated to Canada with their families. Mississauga Seniors Clubs objectives are to provide recreational activities, support and a forum for information sharing and to find ways and means to become part of the mainstream of Canadian life. Their mission is to ensure that the changing needs of Mississauga seniors are met by providing support and consultation to reduce isolation and loneliness, to increase acculturation of seniors, educate seniors regarding their rights in Canada, educate seniors about social services available to them, increase positive interaction among seniors and friends of all cultures, and increase civic participation of seniors in municipal, provincial and federal systems.

4. Clarkson Seniors Centre (Clarkson Community Centre, 2475 Truscott Drive, Mississauga)

The Clarkson Seniors Centre, which meets out of the Clarkson Community Centre, provides social activities and events for seniors by seniors. Activities include Tai Chi, Dance Classes, Fitness Classes, Bowling Euchre and more

3. Walking Groups

Mississauga boasts an abundance of scenic trails and parks, making it the perfect setting for walking groups. Joining a walking group not only  promotes physical fitness but also allows seniors to explore the city’s natural beauty in the company of others. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the Waterfront Trail or a brisk walk through a local park, walking groups provide a fun and social way to stay active.

Interested in local Mississauga walking groups? Check out Walk With A Future Doc. Walk with a Future Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare professional or medical student and then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come along with walking.

4. Arts and Crafts Classes at Visual Arts Mississauga (4170 Riverwood Park Ln, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7)

Located at the Riverwood Conservancy, Visual Arts Mississauga provides artists with stunning views of nature to inspire them as they create. Visual Arts Mississauga provides classes designed for older adults to participate in. For seniors with a creative flair, arts and crafts classes offer a wonderful outlet for self-expression. Organizations such as Visual Arts Mississauga and local community centres host a variety of art workshops, including painting, pottery, and jewelry making. These classes provide an opportunity to learn new techniques, discover hidden talents, and create beautiful works of art to share with friends and family.

5. Gardening Clubs

Green thumbs unite in Mississauga’s gardening clubs, where seniors can indulge their passion for plants and gardening. Joining a gardening  club not only allows you to cultivate beautiful gardens but also provides a sense of community and camaraderie with fellow gardening enthusiasts. Whether you’re tending to a community garden plot or attending a workshop on urban gardening, these clubs offer a rewarding and fulfilling pastime. There are lots of local gardening clubs to join including:

  1. Streetsville Horticultural Society
  2. Cloverleaf Garden Club
  3. Credit Valley Horticultural Society

6. Volunteer Opportunities

Seniors in Mississauga have a wealth of opportunities to give back to the community through volunteering. Organizations such as Volunteer MBC match volunteers with a wide range of roles, from assisting at local events to supporting charitable causes. Volunteering not only benefits the community but also provides seniors with a sense of  purpose and fulfillment.

7. Cooking Classes

Exploring new cuisines and honing culinary skills can be both enjoyable and delicious. Many community centres and culinary schools  in Mississauga offer cooking classes tailored for seniors. Whether you’re interested in mastering Italian pasta dishes or learning the art of sushi making, these classes offer hands-on experience and the opportunity to socialize over a shared meal.

8. Technology Workshops

In today’s digital age, staying up-to-date with technology can open doors to new opportunities. Libraries and community centres in Mississauga offer technology workshops specifically designed for seniors. Whether it’s learning how to use a smartphone or navigating social media, these workshops provide valuable skills for staying connected with loved ones and exploring the online world.

There are lots of Canadian and local not-for-profit groups providing low-cost or free classes and workshops for adults. Peel Adult Learning Centre is a great resource for adult classes.

9. Group Fitness Classes

Staying active is essential for overall health and well-being, and group fitness classes offer a fun and motivating way to exercise. From  low-impact aerobics to chair yoga, there are classes tailored to various fitness levels and abilities. Joining a group fitness class not only improves physical health but also fosters a sense of community and support among participants.

10. Educational Seminars and Lectures

 For seniors with a thirst for knowledge, educational seminars and lectures offer a stimulating intellectual outlet. Libraries, community centres, and organizations like Lifelong Learning Mississauga host a variety of talks on topics ranging from history and science to current events and literature. These events provide an opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions and expand your horizons.


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