Seniors week features special events to be held at The Rimbey Drop In Centre

The Rimbey Drop In will be a happening place this week with lots of activities planned for seniors.

The Rimbey Drop In will be a happening place this week with lots of activities planned for seniors.

A barbecue will be held on June 3 at 5 p.m. and president Doreen Glanfield said it is a bargain with hamburgers, beans, coleslaw, pie and ice cream for the low price of $5.

The barbecue will follow with a dance beginning at 7 p.m. so those in attendance better remember to put on their dancing shoes.

June 4 will be a busy day at the Drop In with a volunteer fair sponsored by FCSS, Drop In, Rimoka Housing Foundation and Ponoka County.

“There will be lots of representatives from various groups and special presentations,” said Glanfield.

Patrick Rourka will provide information on supplements and Emily Motycka, a representative from Alberta Seniors will give a presentation.

There will be a free lunch and Lee Varty will teach Zumba gold, an exercise program for seniors.

June 5 will feature a games night in the basement of the Drop In as well as snacks and refreshments from 7 o 10 p.m.

Rimbey Mayor Rick Pankiw has declared June 2 to 8 Seniors’ Week in Rimbey.

Alana DeLong, chairman of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta said Seniors’ Week is a chance to celebrate and recognize the contributions seniors have made to Alberta.

Alberta is home to nearly 470,000 seniors, with another Albertan turning 65 every 14 minutes. As the number of older adults continues to grow, so do our opportunities to spend time with the seniors in our lives, whether they are family members, friends, neighbours or members of the community.

People over 65 play a number of important roles, such as caregivers, volunteers, mentors, business owners and employees.

Seniors make significant contributions to their families and communities, and are an important source of knowledge, history and a key link between the past and future.

Albertans are encouraged to host or attend events honoring seniors.

Take this opportunity to appreciate the seniors, not only during Seniors’ Week, but all year.

 

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