This upcoming week will be busy for local seniors as it has been named 'Airdrie Seniors Week' (June 3-9) to celebrate all that they do for our community.

Jennifer Harbour, the chair of the Seniors Week Planning Committee explained seniors have been celebrated in Alberta since 1986.

"Seniors week is a wonderful opportunity to honour and recognize all that seniors have contributed to making our families, our communities and our province as strong as it is."

According to Harbour, they have only been doing these week-long events for seniors in Airdrie for a few years now.

AirdriePhoto of the busy week provided by Airdrie Seniors Week.

Monday - June 3

On Monday, there will be vintage soda pop shops at four different complexes, including Abrio Place, Airdrie Care Community, Cedarwood Station and Luxstone Senior Living. Each shop opens up for business at 1:30 p.m. Each shop is free and will have its theme according to Harbour.

"At Cedarwood Station, we'll be serving floats, ice cream sundaes and things like that. We're gonna be wearing poodle skirts and making it feel like an old-time ice cream parlour. We will even have some local entertainment."

Harbour does ask that if you plan to attend give the number of which complex you plan on attending a call beforehand so they know you are coming.

Tuesday - June 4

Tuesday is the Volunteer Airdrie Seniors Lunch and Wellness Fair. The event will give seniors a chance to have a nice meal together while looking at different booths that could help make their lives easier. The event will take place at the Town & Country Centre.

"It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There'll be entertainment, wellness fair and speeches," stated Harbour.

While tickets for the event are free, it is advised to secure them as soon as possible by clicking HERE

Wednesday - June 5

On Wednesday, there is a crib tournament at Fletcher Village. The event is a free event with a cash prize that starts at 1 p.m.

"That event is currently sold out. They only had 22 spots and they ended up increasing its 24 spots."

Also, Wednesday is several Senior Art Projects that are happening throughout the day. The Over 50 Club is hosting two of them while Cedarwood Station and Luxstone Senior Living are hosting the others. See the above schedule for the details and how to sign up.

Thursday - June 6

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

"If people are looking to meet new people in the community, maybe they've recently moved to Airdrie and they want to connect with more seniors and get to know more people, this is a great place to start those conversations," mentioned Harbour.

You are asked to reserve your spot once again so feel free to call one of the numbers above to book your spot.

Friday - June 7

By popular demand, Friday night will be the Airdrie Seniors Got Talent - Talent and Art Show. The event will start at 7 p.m. and will take place at the Airdrie Town and Country Centre.

"the art show is new this year. We're looking for local artists who may not get up on a stage and want to perform, but maybe they're a painter or a quilter or a sculptor or something else and they want to showcase their artwork, we will have tables set up to allow for that."

According to Harbour, they will have around 12 different acts that will be happening. Tickets are $10 or $5 for seniors and those 18 years and under. To buy your ticket call the number above.

Saturday - June 8

The final event of the week-long festivities is a barbeque and market for all to attend at Abrio Place. The event is taking place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 "The market is free to attend, but for the barbecue lunch you will have to purchase a ticket in advance which is $5 each, stated Harbour.

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

According to Harbour, they are expecting this week to be very busy, but fun for all of those that want to take part in all the activities.

"We're highly anticipating great turnouts, again for all of these different activities and events. We encourage people to reach out to purchase their tickets in advance so that they don't miss out on these opportunities."

For those who might not have the transportation needed to get to certain events, no worry! Volunteer Airdrie's "The Drive Happiness" program is offering rides for those that need it, All you have to do is call 403-945-2222 to book your ride!

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