Celebrating our seniors' contributions

May 23, 2019

Celebrating our seniors' contributions

During this year’s Seniors Week, June 3 to 9, residents are invited to celebrate seniors’ contributions towards creating a safe, supported and connected community for all in Strathcona County.

To recognize the positive impact of this important generation, Strathcona County is partnering with community agencies to host a free open house event on Monday, June 3, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex (80-1 Avenue, Ardrossan). Snacks, refreshments and entertainment will be provided for this fun event.

Many other activities are taking place around Strathcona County during Seniors Week, including interactive conversations during the human library events at the Strathcona County Library, free physical activity classes at select County recreation facilities and a fraud prevention presentation at the RCMP detachment. Visit strathcona.ca/seniorsweek to register or call 780-464-4044 for more information.

As an age-friendly community, Strathcona County is dedicated to meeting the needs of nearly 14,000 residents over the age of 65 years who call Strathcona County home. Visit strathcona.ca/seniors or call 780-464-4044 for more information about programs and services designed with seniors’ needs and interests in mind.

The Province of Alberta designates the first week of June each year to celebrate seniors. From supporting family members and friends, to assisting charities and volunteering, seniors are deeply involved in our community and their contributions benefit Albertans of all ages.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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