June 24th, 2024

Seniors’ Week activities and events coming up at Veiner Centre

By Medicine Hat News on May 31, 2024.


The Unison at Veiner Centre is getting ready to celebrate Seniors’ Week beginning on Monday to recognize and honour contributions of older residents in the community.

The annual week-long celebration has been recognized across the province since 1986 and this year’s theme is ‘Aging is More’ and will focus on encouraging seniors to embrace the aging experience.

On Monday, June 3, police chief Al Murphy, along with members of the police service, will visit the Veiner Centre for a coffee and casual conversation between 10 a.m. and noon. There will be no specific agenda and seniors are encouraged to ask questions and voice any concerns over a cup of coffee. The event is free and no registration or pre-order are required.

Wednesday, June 5 the Veiner Centre is planning to host a free outdoor workout session from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the park, and those planning to attend are reminded to wear suitable outdoor exercise attire and footwear and bring water. You can register online on the Veiner Centre’s website unisonalberta.com/event-listing/ or call 587-770-1536.

Later that afternoon the centre is inviting all members and non-members to a movie matinee with free popcorn. ‘A Man Called Otto’ will screen at the Veiner Centre Wednesday between 2-4 p.m.

On Wednesday evening the Veiner Centre is hosting an Asian themed dinner that will include sesame chicken wings, sweet and sour pork and shrimp fried rice.

On Thursday, June 6 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. the Veiner Centre is hosting a discounted senior celebration lunch for all members and non-members for $5 that includes beef stew and a bun.

Activities wrap up Friday, June 7 with the ‘Unleashed’ arts and crafts market that will run between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Craft Room.

Veiner Centre officials say it is important to recognize the variety of contributions older adults in the community make by lending a helping hand.

“Through volunteerism, charitable support and caregiving, seniors enrich the lives of those around them,” states a press release.

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