ISC’s Seniors Program Organizes Online Celebration for Seniors

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During the first week of June, Alberta celebrates its senior citizens and, along with it, so do all the organizations and programs that focus on seniors’ wellbeing.

At Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC), the Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP), simply known as the Seniors Program, is leaping into the future this year, “hand in hand” with the seniors participating in our program.

On June 3, CISP’s program participants will meet in the virtual space to celebrate and have fun. One hour and a half of interactive content will show our seniors how to make an Origami (a Japanese art of folding paper) and how to dance Salsa (a Latin American dance). Those who uncovered their passion for words in our Creative Writing class will read original poems and, in closing, we will take a virtual tour of a world-class museum.

June 3’s online event is still accepting guests. If you are interested, please reach out to Alina, email:

Learn about other fun online activities during the Seniors’ Week in Calgary and how to register to become a regular member of the Seniors Program.

Just because we have to stay at home doesn’t mean we cannot show our seniors that they matter, that we care, and that we are in this together. Let’s celebrate them all now, for there comes a day when all of us will be a senior!

Word of the Day:

– Interactive: requiring people to talk with each other or do things together.

– The word “interactive” comes from its verb form “interact”, which is composed of two parts “inter-“ and “act”. “Inter-” means “between, among”, so “interact” is when someone communicates or does things with other people.