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September 20, 2011 17:00 ET

Mayor McCallion Celebrates Innovative Senior Living at Opening of Mississauga's Newest Retirement Community

Mayor Hazel McCallion Cuts the Ribbon to Mark Official Opening of V!Va Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2011) - As Mississauga's 90 year old icon, Mayor Hazel McCallion, cut the ribbon to officially open the city's newest retirement community, V!VA Mississauga, one could not help but notice the appropriateness of the moment.Here was McCallion - the epitome of active, purposeful older adult living - celebrating the opening Mississauga's most innovative retirement destination designed to facilitate a similar sense of purpose, vigour and lifestyle for its own Community Members.

Community leaders and enthusiastic guests gathered in the heart of the new retirement community to hear the Mayor and other guest speakers share their thoughts on the magnificent new property.

"We are here to celebrate a significant milestone in our company's journey to revolutionize retirement living," explained Eli Marder, President of V!VA Retirement Communities. "V!VA Mississauga is the culmination of years of planning, hard work and an unrelenting focus on our shared goal of 'Making Today Great!' for older adults and their families in Mississauga and across Ontario."

"V!VA is introducing a new concept in retirement living to help our Community Members embrace active living and discover a renewed sense of purpose," said Michelle Chisholm, V!VA's Director of Operations. "Yes, this building is beautifully designed with the latest amenities and services. But what really separates V!VA from other retirement homes is our wonderful team of dedicated people and their commitment to making everyday great for our Community Members."

Featuring 124 condo-style suites ranging in size from studio to two bedroom, V!VA Mississauga offers a wide array of services and amenities designed to enrich the lives of its Community Members.

"We really have something for everyone here," shared Darlene Faulkner, V!VA Mississauga's Community Director. "For gardening lovers, we have the innovative Victory Garden with raised planters. For movie buffs, our large screen theatre offers a true cinema experience. The list is endless. Plus, our Eldership programs encourage our Community Members to find opportunities in the community to volunteer and mentor others in need. Now that our first wave of Community Members has moved in, we wanted to show all of our partners and neighbours what we have here at V!VA and what a great place this is to make the most of your retirement."

During the afternoon's celebrations, guests enjoyed an array of V!VAlicious refreshments prepared by V!VA Mississauga's Culinary Team. Guests were also treated to live musical performances by a local artist, along with tours of V!VA Mississauga's other amenity highlights, including the V!VAfit strength and stretch rooms, heated indoor saltwater pool, and the ever-popular Pints! Pub.

Focused on promoting healthy and active lifestyles, V!VA Mississauga Retirement Community offers independent and assisted living suites. All suites include three V!VAlicious meals daily and access to a complete selection of amenities and services. V!VA Mississauga Retirement Community is operated by Canadian-owned V!VA Retirement Communities based in Toronto, a developer and manager of independent and assisted living retirement communities across Ontario, including Ottawa, Vaughan and Pickering.

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