Mississauga Master Gardeners Phyllis Hall and Susan Quirk represented our group at the Mind Body and Soul workshop in Brampton last month.
Funded by the Employment Social Development Canada’s New Horizon for Seniors Program, the project is designed to prepare the South Asian boomer population for their social life after retirement, including gardening. Phyllis and Susan held a gardening advise clinic there and spoke to attendees about their gardens and how to become a Master Gardener.
Over the next 10 months, the group will bring experts and professionals to run as many as 20 workshops, seminars, and other events within the cities of Mississauga and Brampton to socially engage South Asian baby boomers in many ways.
On Sunday, June 18, the Mind, Body & Soul hosted its inaugural workshop at Brampton’s Loafers Lake Recreation Centre, where residents over the age of 50 took part in a picture day and networking event. Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon and Brampton-East MP Raj Grewal were also in attendance.