Events will be held around Grande Prairie to recognize Senior Citizens during Seniors week. A different activity with breakfast and lunches will be held every day from June 5th to 11th.
On Monday, the week was kicked off with an information fair at the Golden Age Centre with a Rotary BBQ to follow. People are able to reach out to the elderly including Alzheimer’s and dementia groups.
Tuesday will be a day full of pancakes, fitness for seniors, lunch, afternoon tea and bingo. The breakfast starts at Emerald Gardens at 8:00 a.m. with fitness classes going at 9:15 a.m. at the Golden Age Centre. An Inter-generational luncheon will happen from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Clairmont Community School. There is also another lunch being held at Points West Living at the same time. Tea will be held at the Grande Prairie Museum at 1:30 followed by a Bingo Blast at the Heritage Lodge at 2:00 p.m.
The Hythe Pioneer Lodge, Golden Age Centre, Sunset Homes in Sexsmith, Great Northern Casino, Beaverlodge Resource Centre, Points West Living, and Wild Rose Manor will be the hosts for Wednesday. The facilities will be hosting Tai Chi demonstrations and other activities like “Pimp My Walker”. The day will be capped off with a fashion show and tea at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday will begin with a tour of the Beaverlodge Museum 10:00 a.m. with other activities held at the Wembley Community Hall, Oliver’s Funeral Home and Pioneer Lodge through out the day.
A dinner and dance will be held for seniors at the Golden Age Centre on Friday. The day begins with a breakfast at Points West Living at 9:00 a.m.
The highlight of Saturday will be the Peace Country Western Dance at the Golden Age Centre from 8:00 p.m. to midnight with a cost of $5.00.
Sunday will wrap up the week of activities with Dance Jamboree with a lunch at the Golden Age Centre starting at 2:00 p.m.