Seniors in Airdrie are poised for a fun-filled week of activities to celebrate Seniors Week from June 5 to 11.
“For the last 14 years or so, members of the community have been doing events to recognize the seniors in our community for Seniors Week,” explained Jennifer Harbour, who is chair of the Seniors Week organizing committee in Airdrie. “Over the last couple of years, we have kind of taken it from one event that happens during the week to multiple events during the week. We are trying to reach out to the likes and interests of multiple seniors.”
Highlights of the week include vintage soda shops set up at various locations throughout the city on Monday, art classes offered by several local organizations on Tuesday, a seniors wellness seminar at the Genesis Place Rotary Room on Thursday afternoon, and a wellness seminar for people looking after their aging relatives at Genesis Place Aecon Room on Thursday evening.
In addition, local seniors will also have an opportunity to take part in community barbecue at Luxstone Senior Living on Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and competitive crib tournaments at the Airdrie Public Library and Fletcher Village on Saturday.
Outside of these exciting events, Harbour said there are a few other standouts happening throughout the week. On Wednesday evening, the Airdrie 1st Club and Cedarwood Station will host an Airdrie’s Got Talent show at the Town and Country Centre.
“We have got about 15 acts participating – they are all local seniors who are going to share their talents with us up on stage at the Town and Country Centre,” Harbour said. “It’s one of the highlight events of the week, and there is a lot of excitement about that.”
The talent show kicks off at 7 p.m. with tickets available at the door.
Another much anticipated event during the week will be the Seniors Sock Hop hosted by Airdrie’s Over 50 Club, which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
“That’s another great event where seniors can come out and have some fun, enjoy live music, have a dance, and just enjoy each other’s company,” Harbour said. “There’s a lot to do for the week, and something for everybody to pick and choose from.”
Those wishing to take part on the Sock Hop are advised to buy their tickets in advance due to space limitations at the venue itself.
Overall, said Harbour, Seniors Week is shaping up to be wonderful event to bring Airdrie’s senior community out to have some fun and excitement.
“This is really showing our seniors how much there is to do in the community, and that here in the community we embrace our seniors,” she said. “We want to offer them as many opportunities to get out and to socialize, especially after the last few years we’ve had, with them just being so isolated.”
For more information on Seniors Week events and ticket information, see the Airdrie Seniors Week Facebook page or call Jennifer Harbour at 403-945-2222.