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Airdrie launches into Senior's Week

Many events are being held for seniors throughout the week in Airdrie, but spots are filling up, so call and reserve to participate!
The Airdrie Seniors Week Planning Committee will be holding its 10th annual celebration event to honour seniors in the community on June 1 as part of Alberta Seniors’
Airdrie's Seniors Week kicked off on June 3 with events planned throughout the week.

A full slate of events will keep Airdrie’s seniors busy this week as the country celebrates their contributions. 

The City of Airdrie has put in the work to create a fun week for its own seniors with events held every day from June 3 to June 8.

Seniors’ Week has been recognized since 1986 to celebrate and recognize the contributions seniors make to enhance the quality of life in Alberta, according to the Province of Alberta. 

The provincial launch event was held in the Town of Banff on Monday, in partnership with a local organization and the Government of Alberta.

Seniors’ Week was inspired by the vision of the late Alice Modin who began campaigning 38 years ago to start a seniors’ day in Strathcona County.

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The Events:

Airdrie’s seniors week kicked off on June 3 with a Vintage Soda Shops day, a fun social event for seniors in the community. 

The free and themed shops opened at 1:30 p.m. at four locations, including Abrio Place, Airdrie Care Community, Cedarwood Station, and Luxstone Senior Living. 

The following day, the Volunteer Airdrie Seniors Lunch and Wellness Fair welcomes seniors for lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m at the Town & Country Centre. Tickets for the event are free but are limited and can be purchased by calling 403-993-5034.

On Wednesday, June 5, there is a crib tournament at Fletcher Village. The free event includes a cash prize, starts at 1 p.m, and only has 22 spots. The City reported the event is already sold out.

Fortunately, seniors can participate in senior arts projects throughout the day. The Over 50 Club is hosting an acrylic painting class and a polymer clay pens art project, while Cedarwood Station is hosting another paint class and Luxstone Senior Living is ceramic coffee cup painting. Spots will fill up, so call to reserve a spot.

On June 6, Connection Cafe will be held at 2 p.m. at Abrio Place, Cedarwood Station, Luxstone Senior Living and the Over 50 Club. Call to reserve a spot.

Ramping things up on Friday, June 7, the Airdrie Seniors Got Talent - Talent and Art Show is back at the Airdrie Town and Country Centre at 7 p.m. The art portion is new this year, featuring local artists on display. To buy a ticket to the show, call 403-945-2222.

Airdrie’s Senior Week comes to a close on June 8 with a barbeque and market for all to attend at Abrio Place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. While the market is free, tickets for the barbecue can be bought by calling 403-948-2050.

The Airdrie Seniors Week Facebook page reminds senior that Volunteer Airdrie's Drive Happiness program is offering rides for those that need it, call 403-945-2222 to book.

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