Celebrating Older Adults

celebration manCelebrate the 30th anniversary of Ontario’s Seniors’ Month this June. This year’s theme is Aging Without Boundaries: 30 Years of Celebrating Seniors. According to Ontario’s Senior Secretariat the theme “recognizes the contributions seniors have made to their community and the contributions they are still making every day across Ontario”.

Throughout Ontario, communities are celebrating older adults by holding special Seniors’ Month Events. For example:

Ajax residents age 55+ are invited to the free Annual Seniors BBQ for delicious food and live entertainment.

Pickering is offering a Sunday Afternoon Big Band celebration for residents age 55+ where the Senior of the Year Awards will be presented.

Along with an older adult health fair, BBQ and ice cream social, Richmond Hill is inviting older adults to go for the gold at the 55+ Golden Games.

The Toronto Public Library is presenting a dramatic comedy called The Accidental Inheritance: It’s not about the Money, performed by Act II Studio (part of a continuing education program at Ryerson University for older adults age 50).

The Ontario Coalition of Senior Citizens’ Organizations is offering a workshop entitled Introduction to Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Other Sites for Staying Connected.

Enjoy an afternoon dancing to the music of Pat Prout and the Clarington Beech Nuts in Bowmanville.

Oakville is holding a Seniors Picnic in the Park, which features a Zumba demo and drumming circle among other fun activities. Residents are encouraged to make it an intergenerational event by inviting their grandchildren.

However you decide to celebrate Seniors’ Month in Ontario we wish you an active and entertaining experience.

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