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Sauga Stroke Breakers

Sauga Stroke Breakers (SSB) is a program that provides stroke survivors with opportunities to work on improving mobility and independence. It focuses on therapeutic, recreation and social activities that support the needs of each participant.

Through the City of Mississauga, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities, with the option to choose from land or water sessions.

Some of the interactive activities will include:

  • Therapeutic exercise on land or in the pool
  • Card games
  • Painting
  • Crafts
  • Ceramics
  • Bowling
  • Golf-putting practice
  • Table tennis
  • Video games, like Wii sports
  • Bocce
  • Tai Chi
  • Mah Jong
  • Speech practice, articulation and conversation
  • Talks with guest speakers
  • Special events or outings

Program information

Who can participate

If you are interested in joining this program, then you must meet the below requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Medically stable
  • Stroke survivor
  • Received physician approval
  • Independent or requires minimal assistance in personal care and decision-making

Participants will also need to provide their own lunch and arrange their own transportation to and from the program location.

How to register

  • Complete the physician referral and consent form. You can also visit the Mississauga Valley Community Centre to pick up a copy of the required documents.
    • If you are a returning participant, you can submit the required forms directly to Terri Dale at terri.dale@mississauga.ca.
    • If you are new to this program, you must schedule an in-person interview with Terri Dale by sending an email or calling 905-615-4670 ext. 8282. (You should bring your completed referral and consent form to the interview.)
  • Once you have successfully been accepted into the program, you will be able to register for the program online at activemississauga.ca or in person at Mississauga Valley Community Centre.

The program will take place at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre.

1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.,
Mississauga, ON, L5A 3R8
Phone number: 905-615-4670 ext. 8282

A schedule of activities will be provided when participants have registered.

Volunteer with the program

We are looking for volunteers who are 18 years old or older with preferred experience and a strong desire to work with older adults living with acquired physical disabilities.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Provide participant assistance in exercise classes, fine motor skill programs, aquatic activities, and general social interaction.
  • Encourage participation during social activities and conversation during lunch.
  • Assist staff in supporting program participants in the swimming pool and program room.
  • Encourage safe independence and celebrate participant successes.
  • Support staff in the program set up and take down.

Please call Mississauga Valley Community Centre for information or search the City’s online listing of volunteer opportunities.

Contact

All questions can be directed to Terri Dale at terri.dale@mississauga.ca or 905-615-4670 ext. 8282.