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February 25, 2011 14:00 ET

Seniors have Fantino's Ear at Mississauga's Newest Retirement Community

Minister of State Meets With Local Community Leaders for Roundtable Discussion of Key Seniors Issues

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2011) - Community leaders from senior organizations throughout Mississauga gathered today for the chance to share their concerns and ideas with the Honourable Julian Fantino, Canada's recently appointed Minister of State (Seniors).

The senior forum was hosted by Mississauga-Erindale MP Bob Dechert at the presentation centre for V!VA Mississauga Retirement Community, Mississauga's newest rental retirement home.

"We have so much to learn from our older adults, and so many reasons to be thankful for their contribution to society," said Dechert. "The ideas put forward today will be helpful when our government is considering priorities for retired workers and senior citizens."

Surrounded by V!VA's images of active and vibrant senior living, Presidents and Board Members of the city's leading senior organizations sat with Fantino and Dechert to discuss issues important to older adults including healthcare, taxes, and safety – among others.

"Our government is committed to helping seniors lead active and engaged lives," said Fantino. "There is much to be learned from this generation of Canadians who have contributed so much to our nation."

Following the forum, the participants toured the V!VA Mississauga Retirement Community, still under construction, and set to open in Spring 2011.

Darlene Faulkner, Community Director for V!VA Mississauga, summed up the day's event: "With our commitment to building and operating innovative communities designed to enrich the lives of seniors, V!VA is proud to host today's forum focused on bettering the lives of older adults across Canada."

V!VA Retirement Communities develops and manages independent and assisted living retirement communities throughout Ontario, including Ottawa, Pickering and Vaughan. V!VA is 100% Canadian-owned and based in Toronto, Ontario.

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