June 7 to 13, 2021 is Seniors’ Week in Alberta.
Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon officially declared Seniors’ Week on June 7.
“We are all eager to enjoy Seniors’ Week, and we will do so safely and according to public health guidelines. As we start to see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, thank you to the many seniors who have bravely endured this difficult time with grace and fortitude. I say it all the time – seniors are the strength of Alberta.” Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing
“The celebration of Seniors’ Week is a much-anticipated annual event in our communities. The Seniors Outreach Program Society is extremely pleased to co-host the virtual launch of this tremendous event with Alberta’s government. As Minister Pon provides the declaration for Seniors’ Week, we look forward to not only engaging the seniors of the Kneehill County area, but all Alberta seniors.” Dennis Punter, chair, Seniors Outreach Program Society, Three Hills
Seniors’ Week, which continues through June 13, recognizes and celebrates all that older Albertans have contributed to making our families, communities and province stronger. With the majority of seniors having been vaccinated with at least one dose, smaller gatherings for outside teas and barbecues to celebrate Seniors’ Week 2021 are possible. No matter the size of our gatherings this year, the intent is, as always, to celebrate seniors and their enormous contributions to Alberta.
A calendar of Seniors’ Week events and more information can be found at alberta.ca/seniors-week.aspx.