Life Unlimited For Older Adults, in collaboration with community partners, offered a week of gatherings and activities for Older Adults in Springdale. “Celebrate and Participate” invited Older Adults in the area to celebrate National Seniors Day on October 1 and participate in a variety of familiar and new events.
Deputy Mayor Shawn Weir dedicated a maple tree in honour of the Senior Citizens in Springdale. The tree is the first of many that will be planted annually on the meridian at the entrance to the town of Springdale on National Seniors Day, Oct. 1. Deputy Mayor Weir expressed that the maple tree is a symbol of courage and endurance. He hopes it will stand as a reminder of the real impact that our Seniors make on the vital growth of our community.
A large group of Older Adults and guests gathered at Manuel Hall for a special lunch on October 1. Tributes were given to the Seniors in our community who continue to contribute so significantly. Their unflagging energy and commitment inspire us all. Councillor Brenda Dicks read the proclamation affirming Seniors Week and brought greetings from the Town of Springdale. Everyone enjoyed singing along with Rob Smith! Bertha Hounsell led the group in sample exercises from the Moving For Health program offered by Life Unlimited For Older Adults.
The Springdale Retirement Centre hosted an afternoon tea and games on Tuesday October 2. New and old friends gathered to enjoy a stimulating afternoon of playing games, chatting, and enjoying the gracious hospitality of the staff and residents of the Springdale Retirement Centre.
The Springdale Salvation Army Church hosted an interdenominational service at 11:00a.m. on Wednesday. Inspiring messages were received by the large group that attended. The Seniors sang familiar hymns with enthusiasm, and learned some new ones. Following the service, a lunch was served. The overwhelming response was “We should do this more often!” Many thanks to the Ministerial Committee, and the clergy who participated.
The Springdale Public Library invited Seniors to attend a special Movie Night on October 3. Judy launched a new initiative: she’s showing all the movies based on the novels by Janette Oakes’ series “Love Comes Softly”. Valley Vista provided their bus to transport participants. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed the movie, the snacks, and the fellowship. The remaining movies will be shown within the next few months, some during the scheduled movie nights on the last Thursday of the month.