Mayor dedicates June 1-7 to celebrating Calgary seniors
Calgarians are invited to show their support for the many ways that seniors make our communities better during Seniors’ Week, declared June 1 to 7 by the Government of Alberta and supported in Calgary through a proclamation by Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
“I have tremendous appreciation for the wisdom, experience and strength of Calgary seniors,” Mayor Nenshi said, adding that, statistically, seniors are the most active age group when it comes to voting and volunteering. “It’s their civic contributions that have shaped Calgary into the great city it is today.”
There are a number of events planned in various communities throughout Calgary June 1 to 7. Events include a healthy living symposium, fitness and leisure activities and entertainment for the whole family. Pick up a printed list of events at a nearby seniors’ centre or your community association, view an updated list online through calgary.ca/seniors or contact 311.
“I encourage everyone who has an older adult in their life to honour them—not just this week, but every day of the year,” Mayor Nenshi said.
Calgarians are also invited to share their recognition activities through social media using the hashtag #yycseniors. Post photos and stories to The City of Calgary’s Facebook Event page at https://bit.ly/yycseniors or share them on Twitter using the hashtag and The City’s handle @cityofcalgary.
The City works on an ongoing basis to support the needs of seniors in the community through programs and services that run year-round. The City is also actively developing a Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy to help plan for the growing number of older adults in Calgary. To find out more about Seniors Services in Calgary visit calgary.ca/seniors.