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Seniors' Week

Seniors in park
 
In 2016, The City of Calgary will celebrate Seniors' Week June 6-12 to acknowledge the contributions of seniors to our communities.

Whether it's their time, talent or life experience, seniors' contributions are at the heart of many community programs and charitable organizations that improve quality of life for Calgarians. The City of Calgary supports seniors in many ways throughout the year; learn more at calgary.ca/seniors.

Celebrate #yycseniors with us

Participate in one of the following events during Seniors’ Week or find your own way to celebrate the older adults in your life. Then share your celebration stories and photos using the hashtag #yycseniors on https://twitter.com/cityofcalgary.

Calgary Recreation Seniors’ Week events listings

Calgary Recreation has dozens of Seniors’ Week events planned for June 6 – 12. Visit The City of Calgary’s recreation events Calendar for times, dates and locations.

Seniors’ Week community events going on around Calgary 

​Event ​Date ​Time ​Location ​Organization ​Language(s)
​Seniors Wellness and Health Fair ​Sat, June 4 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ​Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association
111 Riverfront Avenue S.W.
​Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association ​English and others
​Sasi Jaunt and Family Festival ​Sat, June 4 ​10 a.m. ​Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre 
2212 13 Street N.W.
Confederation Park Seniors ​English
​Laps for Life – A walkathon ​June 6-10 ​12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ​Ogden Seniors 50+ Activity Centre
2102 69 Avenue S.E.
​Ogden Seniors 50+ Activity Centre ​English
​Seniors visit Fort Calgary for free ​June 6-12 ​9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily ​Fort Calgary 750 9 Avenue S.E. ​Fort Calgary ​English
​Seniors visit the Genesis Centre for free ​June 6-12 ​9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily ​The Genesis Centre
7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E.
​The Genesis Centre ​English
​Clothed figure drawing and painting workshop ​Tues, June 7 ​11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ​Parkdale Nifty-Fifties Social Club 
3512 5 Avenue N.W.
​Parkdale Nifty-Fifties Social Club ​English
​Seniors visit Glenbow for free ​Tues, June 7 ​9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Glenbow Museum
130 9 Avenue S.E.
​Glenbow Museum ​English
​Annual Seniors’ Week celebration ​Tues, June 7 ​11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ​Kerby Centre
1133 7 Avenue S.W.
​Kerby Centre ​English
​Active Aging Think Tank 2.0 ​Tues, June 7 ​1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ​Register for event location details, email: amatsune@calgary.ca ​Calgary Recreation ​English
​World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Café ​Tues, June 7 ​10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ​Village Square Leisure Centre 2623 56 St N.E. ​Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society ​English
​Hawaiian Day   ​Tues, June 7 ​11 a.m., lunch at 12 p.m. ​Greater Forest Lawn 55+ Society
3425 26 Ave S.E.
​Greater Forest Lawn ​English
​WEAAD Café ​Wed, June 8 ​10 a.m. ​Odd Fellow Rebekah Tower 1220 2 St S.W. ​Jewish Family Service Calgary ​English, Russian
​WEAAD Café ​Thurs, June 9 ​1:30 p.m. ​Montgomery Community Centre 5003 16 Ave N.W. ​Carya ​English
​Seniors' Cultural Festival ​Thurs, June 9 ​1 p.m. - 3 p.m. ​Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E ​N/A ​English
​WEAAD Café ​Fri, June 10 ​10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ​Penbrooke Community Centre 6100 8 Ave S.E. ​Calgary Catholic Immigration Society English​
​Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration ​Fri, June 10 ​11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ​Riverwalk, near George King Bridge, East Village ​N/A ​N/A
​Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration

​Fri, June 10

​1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ​Courtyard among the towers on 8 Ave S.E. between 5 St S.E. and 6 St S.E. ​N/A ​N/A
​Community Fair ​Sat, June 11 ​11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ​47 St and 8 Ave S.E. ​N/A

English  (Interpreters available)

​WEAAD Café ​Mon, June 13 ​10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ​Edgemont Community Association 33 Edgevalley Cir N.W. ​Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association ​Mandarin, Cantonese
​WEAAD Café ​Mon, June 13 ​10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ​Genesis Centre 7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E. ​Immigrant Services Calgary ​English
​WEAAD Café ​Mon, June 13 ​10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ​Kerby Centre
1133 7 Ave S.W.
​Kerby Centre ​English
​WEAAD Café ​Tues, June 14 ​10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ​Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association 111 Riverfront Ave  S.W. ​Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association ​Mandarin
​WEAAD Public Gathering ​Wed, June 15 ​12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ​Olympic Plaza 228, 8 Ave S.E. ​Community Partners ​English
​WEAAD Café ​Fri, June 17 ​10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ​Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association 111 Riverfront Ave S.W. ​Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association ​Cantonese

Creating an age-friendly city

The City of Calgary has developed a plan to support the growing number of older adults in Calgary. Learn more about the Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy on calgary.ca/seniors.

Read the Age-Friendly Calgary Steering Committee 2016 Report to the Community for an update on the progress of the project.