Seniors’ Week: Virtual Celebration and Online Events

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“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

June 1-7 is Seniors’ Week here in Calgary. This year’s theme is Resilience. The City of Calgary has organized a series of online events, so that we can maintain safe, physical distancing during this special time. Let’s acknowledge the contributions of older adults and celebrate their resilience!

  1. Seniors’ Week: Kerby Centre – Empowered Eating for Immunity

– Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

– Please register: Eventbrite

  1. Seniors’ Week: Changing Perceptions of Aging Meetup – Feature Film: Lines of Sight

– Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6 – 8:15 p.m.

– Please register: Eventbrite

  1. Seniors’ Week: ‘More than a Number’ Livestream Reading

– Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7 – 9 p.m.

– More information: Facebook page.

  1. Seniors week: FACT or FICTION – Seniors Housing in Alberta

– Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m.

– Please register: Eventbrite

  1. Seniors’ Week: Dementia and Risk Reduction

– Friday, June 5, 2020, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Register online.

  1. Seniors’ Week: Watch Party – Feature Film: ‘The Great Disconnect’

– Friday, June 5, 2020, 6 – 8:15 p.m.

– Please register: Eventbrite

Immigrant Services Calgary runs a great program specifically for seniors! The program is called “Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP)”. CISP helps seniors build basic language and life skills, make new friends, and adapt to their new life in Canada. Fun and engaging activities include and are not limited to:

– Conversation classes

– Computer classes

– Fitness classes

– Knitting and reading clubs

– First language counseling

We accept registration now! If you want to join this program or if you know a senior who may find this program helpful, please reach out to Alina (email:; phone: 403.538.8379). To qualify for this program, you need to be 55 years of age or above, and your status in Canada must be PR, Citizen or Convention Refugee.

Word of the Day:

– Resilience: the ability to recover quickly from changes and difficult times.

– The adjective of Resilience is Resilient.