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Posted on: September 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate National Seniors Day on October 1

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October 1 of each year is National Seniors Day. This is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate and recognize the contributions of seniors in our homes, communities and workplaces.

National Seniors Day is a great opportunity to demonstrate your appreciation for the seniors in your life and your community. Here are some tips for getting involved:

  • Catch up with a senior friend, parent or grandparent on the phone
  • Send a heartfelt letter or card to a senior loved one
  • Invite a senior friend or family member for tea or coffee
  • Learn about your family history or work on your family tree
  • Enjoy home videos or photo albums with a senior in your family
  • Host a classic movie night or watch a favourite film with a senior in your life
  • Visit or volunteer at a local seniors’ centre
  • Reach out and help a senior with an errand or chore

Events:

CARP Flag Raising
Date: October 1, Friday
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Outside City Hall (15322 Buena Vista Ave.) 

Recreation:

The Kent Street Activity Centre offers a variety of programs for seniors. With its focus on 55+ folks, Kent Street is abuzz with an amazing array of activities and services. From snooker to yoga, computer programs to table tennis, there’s something for everyone. Click here to discover the available activities.

Frozen Meals at the Kent Street Activity Centre

Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a variety of nutritious, low cost meals, soups and baked goods are available to purchase at the Kent Street Activity Centre (1475 Kent St.).
Transactions are cash only and please bring a reusable bag to pack your items. Masks are required.

Resources:

Be sure to check out the City’s Seniors webpage for local resources for physical and mental health, seniors groups, and more. 

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