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August 2018 Newsletter

After the busy month of June, we all thought that things would slow down in July. How wrong we were!

What with vacations for our front line and office staff, as well as many new clients, and a number of community outings, everyone at Mosaic seemed to be busier than ever.  And as Mosaic continues to experience growth, so too do we continue with ongoing recruiting of various positions.  These are always posted on our website under the Careers tab and we encourage you to pass this information forward to those you know who may be looking to work for an exciting company that is always on the move!


Outing to North York Seniors Centre for a tour and lunch

Early in July, we had a full roster of older adults attend our community outing to North York Seniors Centre for a tour and lunch.  This was a great opportunity for us to learn more about what NYSC does both at their Centre and in the community.  Following the tour, we enjoyed lunch in the café which is open to the public.  Only $4.00 for lunch with Fridays being BBQ day! Dessert was rice pudding or ice cream.  It was fantastic! 

For more information about our tour at NYSC review our blog update

If you would like to try out one of their programs, you are able to do so without becoming a member.  For information, go to their website

There are so many programs: Learn a new language, maybe try a tai chi class, or perhaps play euchre or bridge!  Day trips are also popular and membership is very reasonable.  It’s worth the visit!  Come with Mosaic for our next tour to NYSC in the future.  Keep watch for the date on our website or call for more information at 905-597-7000.

In mid-July we did a day trip to St. Lawrence Market

……… for a walking tour of the Market and surrounding area.  Inside the Market, there were lots of surprising meats, and oh so many bonbons to choose from!  And the cheeses!  Our tour guide, Bruce Bell was a fountain of information.  An actor by nature, he was an excellent host and impassioned historian of all things Toronto. 

We will be repeating these day trips as they had waiting lists.  If you are interested in attending either of these, please call us or email and indicate you would like to attend.

Summer Pole Walking Groups

We will be repeating these day trips as they had waiting lists.  If you are interested in attending either of these, please call us or email and indicate you would like to attend.

Thursday, August 16, 9:30-10:30am at the Toronto Community Resource Centre

Judy Chu, Kinesiologist, will be hosting a pole walking class to discuss:

-       proper techniques of pole walking

-       how to improve posture, balance & walking gait

-       how to increase muscle strength and endurance

-       creative ways to exercise with pole walking

Social Time......... Mosaic's Community Cafe 

Relatively new is our Social Time Program – this is a monthly program that we host at both Community Resource Centres.

We will be changing the name to Mosaic’s Community Cafe.  While the emphasis is on ‘social’, this could mean anything from a presentation followed by questions and tea/snacks to a ‘Socrates Café’ style discussion group.  Those attending are involved in choosing the theme for the next meeting. 

Social Time/Community Café

Monday August 20th, 1:30 – 3:00pm, Markham Community Resource Centre

Monday August 27th, 1:30 – 3:00pm, Toronto Community Resource Centre


To celebrate Canada’s birthday, July’s Social Time had a discussion on current topics happening in Canada, and in particular, Toronto.  Plus a wee history lesson on famous Canadian Cookie companies, of which we sampled several.  If you’ve never tried Cookie It Up! Cookies from Aurora, Ontario, you don’t know what you’re missing.

That’s it for our July recap.  August is shaping up to be another busy month for Mosaic!

August Events

In addition to our weekly Knitting and Pole Walking programs at our Community Resource Centres, Mosaic is back with its Speaker Series. 


Mosaic is back with its Speaker Series

This stop, Toronto, for the International Federation on Ageing!  Jane and the Mosaic team spend an unbelievable amount of time and energy researching and preparing for these conferences, and while it may be more exciting to jet to another country, it’s also nice to be recognized here at home in Toronto, Canada! 

To learn more about the IFA or to register for this conference, click on the link:


The Thornhill Garden and Horticultural Society 104th Annual Flower Show

Thornhill Garden and Horticultural Society

Annual Flower Show

Saturday August 18, 2018

The Thornhill Garden and Horticultural Society is hosting its 104th Annual Flower Show at The Shops on Steeles August 18th.

While there, come take a peek at our very own Community Resource Centre!  While we will be closed on this day, take a look at our window and information table.  You never know what you might see that will interest you!


Calling All Knitters, Crocheters, Needleworkers

Every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00pm at our Community Resource Centre at the Shops on Steeles, we host a group of knitters and crocheters who come for an hour and a half of comradery while at the same time working on individual projects.  Not sure how to knit?  Someone will help you!  You are guaranteed to have a few laughs while you are here. 

Not sure what to knit?  Why not try a Twiddlemuff?  If you don’t know what this is, come and find out!

NEW:  We are adding a 2nd knitting group to Wednesdays, this time from 9:30-11:00am.  Also new will be the Monday knitting group held monthly as a pilot project at our CNIB/mid-Toronto location.  Please call for more details.  905.597.7000. 


This month we take a trip to England!

Our very own Jane Teasdale will share stories about her recent trip across the pond. To include Mother Shipton’s park which is a unique unspoilt remnant the Royal Forest dating back to King Charles 1st circa 1630. 

This breathtaking park and oldest visitor attraction in Knaresbrough which is on the banks of the River Nidd.

 Jane will talk about such areas in the North Yorkshire Dales breathtaking rugged walks and open spaces.   Pately Bridge & Harrogate where we had a spot of tea at the famous Betty’s Tea House established in 1919.   If any of you are Downton Abbey fans you will remember that they make mention of such places as Ripon, Skipton and Thirsk which I will cover in the next Social Time/Community Café.    Join us for a proper English Tea with biscuits and perhaps some Stilton cheese and crackers!  (Perhaps a trip back to the St. Lawrence Market to search for cheese and British snacks is in order…).  Seating is limited, so please RSVP.  A wonderful way to get to know Jane and her ability to weave a good tale.

Always a lot going on, with more to come. 

For a full list of programs and events, check the website often at and stay tuned for our fall newsletter which will be sent out in September.  And for events that are happening in communities in Toronto in the month of August, please check out the Activity Booklet which is now on our website


RSVP for any of our events at

905.597.7000 or 416.322.7002

Mosaic Home Care Website

Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centres

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