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July 2018 Newsletter

June was a busy month for Mosaic with so many Seniors’ Months events!  Jane, Dina and Martha were out and about spreading the word about all of the wonderful programs that we host, as well as providing information about other agencies and their programs.

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3 Seniors' Tea Parties! Mosaic was a sponsor for these events

Jane and Martha attended the Blossom Party at the Toronto Botanical Garden (https://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/) and sported their finest dresses and party hats.

The Deer Park Library and the Thornhill Village Library also hosted tea parties which Jane attended and had Mosaic information tables.

4 Hospital events

North York General Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Markham Stouffville Hospital all had Health and Wellness Fairs which were open to the community and staff.  Sinai Health System and University Health Network hosted a Geriatrics Education Day that Mosaic sponsored and attended.  Jane, Dina or Martha attended these events, and our wonderful student (Jane’s son) Christian helped us out

June 8/9 we had two parties at The Shops on Steeles and 404

Our annual Seniors Month Celebration provided music and lunch to almost 70 guests, and the following day we participated in the World Wide Knit in Public Day!

We had a great group of people attend this and we have started on our next project of knitting twiddlemuffs for those living with dementia.  In September we will be offering another knitting group day at our Markham Resource Centre and a new group starting at our Toronto Resource Centre at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Review our next newsletter coming out in the fall for these updates.

World Elder Abuse Day was also busy for Mosaic

Jane is one of the Co-Chairs of the North York Elder Abuse Committee and she participated in the Lumacare’s Elder Abuse event walk in addition to her regular responsibilities of a Co-Chair. (http://lumacare.ca/)

The Anne Johnston Health Station (http://www.ajhs.ca/) & Mosaic worked together on a joint Seniors’ month celebration for the Eglinton and Yonge area residents. We provided lunch, entertainment by Gail Alexis from 921 Millwood Retirement Residence and accompanying her a pianist. The Alzheimer Society Toronto (http://alz.to/) spoke about brain health, representative from Urban Poles on pole walking and exercise. And finally a presentation Nathalie Prezeau on her books Urban Walks and Urban Art (http://torontourbanstrolls.com)

Now that June is over…

Now that June is over, and we are able to recover from all of the community events, we will be focusing on preparing the Fall Newsletter and Community Resource Centre programs.

For this, WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

Please send us an email with topics you would like us to cover.

In addition to this, we are working on our Community Mapping Project. One of the areas we are looking at is where informal meetings of seniors take place (think of those who meet at coffee shops, in Churches or Libraries where there is no ‘scheduled or posted’ information, but that we could promote to others). Please let us know if you know of any places where seniors gather so we can include this in our mapping project. Emails can be sent to dina@mosaichomecare.com.

Now, on to the fun stuff!

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Activity Booklet - A Tour of our Wonderful City

Download here > for our July 2018 Edition

A Guide for Members, Families and Caregivers

Take a tour of our wonderful city of Toronto with Mosaic’s Activity Booklet. Every month Mosaic compiles a list of festivals, shows, classes and more events that are happening in Toronto and the surrounding areas. Our Activity Booklet looks to provide the community with a number of events that are available to them every month to encourage socialization and participation in a number of fun events.

Our Activity Booklet is designed for older adults, their families, friends, personal support workers and caregivers in providing a number of options for fun outings in the community. Use our Activity Booklet to plan a fun outing with the family, or to catch your favourite artist when they are in town. With socialization being an important part to our overall health, our Activity Booklet will help people get out and provide them with options to remain social in the community. You can also find all of Mosaic’s events at our events page for both our Markham and Toronto locations, and sign-up for Mosaic’s quarterly newsletter to receive news about Mosaic and our upcoming events.

Mosaic’s commitment to lifestyle and socialization extends with our Activity Booklet. Use our activity booklet to help you discover all the wonderful events and activities that are available to you in our wonderful city of Toronto. Come back every month to find out what wonderful activities are happening in the community for you to attend!

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There is so much to do in Toronto over the summer. Below is a sampling of events that are cheap and cheerful for the whole family!

Our Mosaic's Pole Walking Groups!

Throughout the summer, Mosaic hosts Pole Walking at both of our Community Resource Centres. POLES ARE NOT NECESSARY!!!

This is an opportunity to come and join a fun bunch of people who are looking to enjoy the outdoors with others. Varying levels of fitness are fine, as we have some fast and slow walkers. We go at our own pace. Following the walk, we come back to the Community Resource Centre for beverages and conversation. RSVP by calling 905.597.7000.

Markham Location: The Shops on Steeles and 404 (rain or shine as we can walk indoors)

Fridays throughout the summer – 9:30am-11:00am

Toronto Location: CNIB Building (if raining, may be cancelled; continues if only a drizzle!)

Thursdays throughout the summer – 9:30am-11:00am

Markham event details.

Toronto event details.

Mosaic's Knitting Group

Do you knit or crochet? All levels are welcome to this weekly program where we get together to enjoy each other’s company. At the moment, this is only offered at the Steeles Community Resource Centre, but if you are interested in the Toronto location, please let us know! More details will follow in the next quarterly Mosaic’s Fall Newsletter.

Markham Location: The Shops on Steeles and 404

Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00pm

Markham event details.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Where: The Shops on Steeles & 404

When: Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 2:00 pm

Come visit us at our Community Resource Centre and meet our wonderful staff and Mosaic nurses! If you have been before, bring in your blood pressure booklet for us to update. If this will be your first time, we will provide you with a booklet so that you can keep a record of your results.

Markham event details.

Reset Your Body: Tapping into your Original Strength

with Moshe Schwartz

Moshe Schwartz from Gentle Motion will teach us how to reset our bodies and get strength back in this interactive and informative presentation.

Wednesday July 25th, 2018

CNIB Centre, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 215H

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - RSVP 416.322.7002 by Wednesday July 18th, 2018, or info@mosaichomecare.com

Toronto event details.

Parks in Toronto

When was the last time you visited a park? Sat on a bench and just watched or listened to the children playing and laughing, the excitable dogs retrieving and barking, the birds flitting about and the wind blowing through the trees? Going to the park touches all of our senses – except maybe taste, but I’m sure you can bring a picnic lunch or enjoy food from one of the many food trucks (think hot dog filled with yummy stuff!)

Here are just a few gardens to visit that offer a variety of paths, tours, and sights.

Toronto Botanical Garden

Open daily, Farmer’s Market Thursdays from 2-7pm, Music Concerts Thursdays at 7pm and of course lovely gardens that you can take a guided tour or go on your own.
For more information visit: https://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/

Camp Sunshine – Ward’s Island

A special camp day just for seniors! At only $8.00 for the day, it is money well spent. For an extra $7.00, you can enjoy the lunch they provide. A short ferry ride and you are greeted by staff and can take a golf cart around the island. What a wonderful way to see the Toronto City skyline. This is an especially nice day for those who never went to camp.
For more information call 416.924.3979 https://sunshinecentres.com/

St. James Park

Every Wednesday, something special happens at St. James Park. Like Dancing? Then St. James Park – Swing Night is the place to go! On Thursday July 19th, there will be a free dance lesson at 6:30pm, followed by music and dancing in the park. All ages welcome! Yoga, movie nights and more are offered. Even historical re-enactments for those that enjoy history.
For more information on this park and other ‘downtown’ events: www.oldtowntoronto.ca

The Toronto Music Garden

A lovely spot to sit amongst beautiful flowers and watch sailboats while listening to classical music. 416.973.4000 or for more information visit http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/venues/torontomusicgarden/

Farmers’ Market - Bathurst-Finch Hub

Farmer’s Markets will occur on the last Wednesdays of every month from July till September, 12 p.m. – 4p.m. The dates are: Wednesday July 25th - Wednesday August 29th - Wednesday, September 26th

Bathurst-Finch Hub

540 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, Phone 647-342-7687
Website: http://www.communityhubs.ca/bathurst-finch-hub

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RSVP for any of our events at

905.597.7000 or 416.322.7002

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Mosaic Home Care Website

Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centres

info@mosaichomecare.com www.mosaichomecare.com

Markham Office (The Shops on Steeles and 404) 
2900 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 218, Markham, ON L3T 4X1
Tel 905.597.7000 | Fax 905.597.5446

Toronto Office (CNIB Centre) 
1929 Bayview Avenue, Suite 215H, Toronto, ON M4G 3E8
Tel 416.322.7002