Seniors Week returning to Richmond with free and low-cost activities

Richmond’s annual Seniors Week is getting ready to kick off next month and local seniors are invited to try one of several activities in the city.

From Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 9, seniors can join a pop-up book club, try ballroom dancing, attend a painting social and sing the day away at a karaoke marathon.

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All activities are geared towards those aged 55 and older and are designed around the theme “let’s do more together – explore the possibilities.”

“We are proud to be hosting this year’s opening ceremony at the new Minoru Centre for Active Living,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a press release.

“Seniors Week is a chance for the City to acknowledge and recognize the contributions of the growing and diverse population of seniors in Richmond.”

Some scheduled activities include:

Monday, June 3 – 55+ Activate! Health and Wellness Fair

Minoru Centre for Active Living – Seniors Centre

7191 Granville Avenue

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit the Information Fair with over 40 booths, 21 workshops, presentations and Try-It activities with a focus on transportation, mobility, health and safety. A free wellness clinic service includes blood pressure checks, a limited number of bone density scans and prize draws.

Tuesday, June 4 – Story Walk

Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch

7700 Minoru Gate

1 – 2 p.m

Stroll through this active, outdoor reading experience that takes place over one-kilometre of paved footpaths.

Wednesday, June 5 – Presentation by, Isobel McKenzie, B.C. Seniors Advocate

Minoru Centre for Active Living – Seniors Centre

7191 Granville Avenue

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Attend this overview presentation to learn some of the current challenges and initiatives of seniors’ programs and services across B.C. and senior services in Richmond.

Wednesday, June 5 – Intergenerational Drumming Circle                                                 

Steveston Community Centre

4111 Moncton Street

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Experience the joy, energy and community spirit of drumming, followed by cake and refreshments served by Steveston Youth. No previous experience required.

Thursday, June 6 – Gardening with Arthritis

West Richmond Community Centr

9180 No. 1 Roa

1:30 – 3 p.m

Learn from guest speakers on how to make gardening manageable and enjoyable. Light refreshments provided.

Friday, June 7 – Community Creativity and Art Show

South Arm Community Centr

8880 Williams Roa

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Be inspired, build community and connect with other seniors over art. Music and light refreshments included.

 

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