Celebrating seniors in Chilliwack

Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society is observing National Seniors Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1, by hosting an appreciation evening

Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society is observing National Seniors Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1, by hosting an appreciation evening at Evergreen Hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

On this evening the society wants to celebrate the seniors of our community and all of their contributions. Organizers also want to highlight who are our seniors are: active older persons, who serve, teach, mentor, and support. They are students, employees, volunteers. They wear Lululemon to church, have an iPad, iPhone and a MAC.  They are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  But they also send hand-written letters, crochet for their grandchildren, play bridge, cribbage and golf, carry our country’s flag, are tattooed and have purple hair. Being a senior is so much more than a stereotype, and we want to celebrate that on National Seniors Day.

This fun evening will include refreshments and entertainment and will feature some of our local seniors.  If you would like to highlight the life of a special senior, please send your thoughts to cdsrs@shawbiz.ca with National Seniors Day in the subject line.  They will be shared during the celebration.  Space is limited, so RSVP to 604-793-9979 by Sept. 24.

Visit seniors.gc.ca for ideas on celebrating seniors or to learn more about National Seniors Day, government services and benefits for seniors, or tips on staying active, engaged and informed.