Seniors Week is returning to Lacombe starting on June 3rd and this year features more events than ever before.
“Seniors Week itself is an Alberta-wide week that we celebrate to show for Alberta’s seniors and all that they contribute,” Carlene Wagner, seniors service coordinator at Lacombe FCSS, said.
“Locally we are showing appreciation for all the contribution they do for the city of Lacombe and area.”
Seniors week in Lacombe involves multiple groups hosting events and the list grows every year.
“FCSS gets together with them and collaborates those all together into one big week,” Wagner said. “A few months before Seniors’ Week, we get together as a committee and FCSS chairs that collaborative meeting. We invite any organization that has been part of it in the past and any new ones who have asked to be a part of it since then.
“We decide what events each of us are doing and how that looks spread out over the week.”
The year features a returning classic — the Lacombe Lodge Fashion Show, which features residents at the Lodge trying out some of the latest looks on Friday, June 7th at 2 p.m.. FCSS will also be hosting Afternoon at the Movies featuring Lucille Ball’s The Long, Long Trailer on June 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at the Lacombe City Cinemas.
Free Conex busing will be provided throughout the week and a full list of events can be found through Lacombe FCSS.
“Every year, we have more and more organizations that want to be involved,” Wagner said. “This year we have had three new organizations and three events that are taking place this year. It is starting to get hard to fit them all into one week.”
Most of the events are geared towards seniors, but any one is welcome to attend.
“The target audience is 55 plus, but anyone is welcome to attend all of the events. People often bring their children and friends along and everyone is welcome,” Wagner said.
She added, “It is important to take time to celebrate the seniors in this community and recognize their value and contributions.”