Celebrating seniors' contributions

May 24, 2016

Celebrating seniors' contributions

Strathcona County is honoured to recognize the positive impact of nearly 9,000 residents over the age of 65 in the community. Throughout the month of June, Strathcona County celebrates seniors’ contributions through the Seniors' Week Celebration, while also focusing on health and connections through the seniors transportation information series and elder abuse awareness and education. 

As part of the Alberta Seniors’ Week (June 6-11), residents are invited to attend the 30 year of senior celebrations on Thursday, June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park (mobility accessible).  Attendees will be treated to light refreshments and entertainment amongst the company of friends. Tickets are available for $5 until June 2 at the following Sherwood Park locations: Family and Community Services office (200-501 Festival Avenue), Strathcona County Library (401 Festival Lane) or the Information and Volunteer Centre (100 Ordze Avenue). Transportation is available by calling 780-464-4044.

Beginning June 1, the Seniors' Transportation Information Series is being offered as part of Strathcona County’s commitment to being an age-friendly community. Seniors are invited to learn about transportation services, subsidies and how to access them through a series of workshops throughout the month of June in Sherwood Park and Josephburg.  Sessions are offered free of charge and refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance by calling Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044.

On June 15, Strathcona County joins the world-wide efforts to promote awareness of elder abuse.  Residents are invited to learn the signs of abuse and break the silence. If you, or someone you know, is impacted by elder abuse, there is help available. Contact the Strathcona County 24 Elder Abuse Line for more information and support: 780-464-7233.

More information about senior-specific programs and supports or call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044.

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595