Seniors Week is going to be busy in Airdrie –


The coming week will be a busy one for local seniors as it has been declared Airdrie Seniors Week (June 3-9) to celebrate all they do for our community.

Jennifer Harbour, chair of the Seniors Week planning committee, explained that Alberta has been celebrating seniors since 1986.

“Seniors Week is a wonderful opportunity to honor and recognize all that seniors have done to make our families, our communities and our province the strong it is.”

Harbour said these week-long events for seniors have only been taking place in Airdrie for a few years.

AirdriePhoto of the busy week provided by Airdrie Seniors Week.

On Monday, there will be vintage lemonade shops in four different complexes, including Abrio Place, Airdrie Care Community, Cedarwood Station and Luxstone Senior Living. Each shop will open at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and the shops will have their own theme depending on the harbor.

“At Cedarwood Station, we'll be serving floats, sundaes and the like. We'll be wearing poodle skirts and making it feel like an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. We'll even have a little local entertainment.”

If you would like to attend, Harbour asks that you call the number of the complex you wish to visit in advance so that they are aware of your arrival.

On Tuesday, the Volunteer Airdrie Seniors Lunch and Wellness Fair takes place. The event offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy a nice meal together while looking at various booths that could make their lives easier. The event takes place at the Town & Country Centre.

“It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be entertainment, a wellness fair and speeches,” Harbour explained.

Although tickets to the event are free, it is recommended to secure them as soon as possible by clicking HERE.

On Wednesday there will be a Nativity Tournament in Fletcher Village. The event is free and there is a cash prize. It starts at 1pm.

“This event is currently sold out. They only had 22 spots and ended up increasing it to 24.”

Additionally, there will be several senior art projects happening throughout the day on Wednesday. The Over 50 Club is hosting two of them, while Cedarwood Station and Luxstone Senior Living are hosting the others. See the schedule above for details and registration information.

Thursday's event is called Connection Cafe and will be held at four different locations. It's a free event starting at 2 p.m. at Abrio Place, Cedarwood Station, Luxstone Senior Living and the Over 50 Club.

“If people want to meet new people in the community, maybe they recently moved to Airdrie and want to connect with more seniors and meet more people, this is a great place to start those conversations,” Harbour mentions.

You will be asked to reserve your place again, so please feel free to call any of the numbers above to book your place.

Due to popular demand, Airdrie Seniors Got Talent – Talent and Arts Show will take place on Friday evening. The event starts at 7pm and takes place at the Airdrie Town and Country Centre.

“The art exhibit is new this year. We're looking for local artists who may not want to get on stage and perform, but maybe they're painters, quilters, sculptors or something else and want to display their artwork. We'll set up tables to make that possible.”

According to Harbour, there will be about 12 different acts performing. Tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors and those under 18, respectively. To purchase your ticket, call the number above.

The final event of the week-long celebration is a barbecue and market for all at Abrio Place. The event will take place from 11am to 3pm.

“Admission to the market is free, but for the barbecue lunch you must purchase a ticket in advance, which costs $5 each,” Harbour explained.

If you would like to purchase a ticket, you can make your reservation at the number above.

Harbour says this week will be very busy but also fun for everyone who wants to participate in all the activities.

“We are again expecting a great turnout for all of these different activities and events. We encourage people to buy their tickets in advance so they don't miss out on these opportunities.”

For those who may not have the transportation necessary to get to certain events, there is no need to worry! Volunteer Airdrie's The Drive Happiness program offers rides to those who need them. All you have to do is call 403-945-2222 to book your ride!

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