Lakeland seniors took advantage of the many activities offered throughout Alberta Seniors Week June 6 to 12.

Seniors’ clubs, municipal recreation departments, and Family and Community Services (FCSS) organizations provided social activities, games, and plenty of good food for older persons in the region.

St. Paul Regional FCSS started the week with a luncheon in St. Paul, then took the show on the road to communities throughout the County of St. Paul including Elk Point, Mallaig, Heinsburg, and Ashmont in the following days.

The luncheon events included information sessions and games.

Bonnyville Seniors Drop-in Centre hosted a social evening on June 10 and a pancake breakfast on the 12. Both events were well-attended.

Cold Lake ran a full week of activities operated by the City, the Cold lake Seniors’ Society, and Age Friendly Cold Lake. The Cold Lake Lodge treated residents to an ice cream social on June 8.

Other lodges and residences throughout the region also celebrated the week.

The City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville were among municipalities that issued proclamations celebrating Alberta Seniors’ Week in their communities.

Alberta seniors and housing minister Josephine Pon was in Taber for the provincial launch of Alberta Seniors Week. “Seniors’ Week is one of my favourite times of the year, and I am excited that we will recognize and celebrate seniors in person, at gatherings all over Alberta,” she said. “I look forward to meeting seniors and sharing in their wisdom, experience and knowledge.”

Wayne Warner manned the grill while Bonnie Folkard cooked and served hot dogs at the Age Friendly Cold Lake barbecue Tuesday. “I feel bad cooking up all my little cousins!” she said. JEFF GAYE
St. Paul Regional FCSS provided lunch, information, and entertainment. JEFF GAYE
Residents of Sunnyside Manor visiting the outdoor railway display in Heinsburg.
Smiles, fun, and food—always lots of food—were a big part of Alberta Seniors Week celebrations in the Lakeland. These pictures by Respect editor JEFF GAYE show some of the activities around Bonnyville, St. Paul, and Cold Lake.