Seniors Week to celebrate ‘grassroots’ of the community

Sylvan Lake residents are being invited to come together to celebrate Seniors Week June 1 to 7.

The beginning of June marks a special time for all Sylvan Lake residents, who between June 1 and 7 are being invited to come together to celebrate Seniors Week.

Daily activities and entertainment for seniors are planned throughout the entire week — all as a way of saying thank you to some of the community’s most valuable citizens, according to Maryan Weenink of the Sylvan Lake Seniors Association.

“Seniors are awesome, and they are big contributors to our community,” Weenink said. “They are the grassroots of our community. They’ve given their blood, sweat and tears for us.”

Weenink added that many senior citizens are active community members who spend time volunteering and giving back to the community. Though Seniors Week concludes June 7, seniors are appreciated very much year-round, she assured.

“They help families out and they are a big part of the community that we can’t overlook,” she said. “It’s important to make sure the seniors know that they are appreciated and that they are an integral part of our community.”

Musical entertainment, a bridge tournament and a barbecue are all part of the Seniors Week lineup of events. A full schedule is available on the Sylvan Lake Seniors Association Facebook page.

Some events require registration in advance. More information is available by contacting Weenink at 403-887-5428.