Richmond celebrates National Seniors Day with positive aging campaign
29 September 2021
Celebrate National Seniors Day in Richmond on Friday, October 1 with free and low cost online and in-person programs. Choose from playing the ukulele with others, enjoying a Seniors Day Social or purchasing a special treat. All activities can be found at richmond.ca/seniors.
“The City of Richmond acknowledges the important roles that adults 55 years and older play in our families, communities and workplaces,” says Malcolm Brodie. “The City of Richmond, Community Associations and Societies continue to recognize and encourage positive aging by recognizing and celebrating seniors in our community on National Seniors Day and all year long.”
As part of National Seniors Day, the City of Richmond coordinates the Positive Aging Campaign, showcasing positive images of seniors in Richmond aiming to reduce ageism and existing stereotypes. This year’s theme of How Aging Positively Spreads highlights the impact and rippling effect one person can have creating positivity across a community. View the campaign from October 1 to 8 at www.richmond.ca/seniors, on the City’s social media platforms and in person at various City of Richmond community centres and facilities.
Seniors are encouraged to participate in the following National Seniors Day activities. Courses are free and registration is required. All facilities and programs will meet the health and safety guidelines as set out by local and provincial health authorities. Programs offered are:
- Wednesday, September 29 – Seniors Day Musical Interludes
1:30 to 2:30pm
Enjoy a variety of old time favourite songs and connect with other seniors over Zoom. Registration required. Free. Course ID #104586.
- Friday, October 1 – National Seniors Day Social
10 to 11:30am
East Richmond Community Hall
Celebrate the day with light refreshments, learning about 55+ year program activities and sharing ideas for future programming. Registration required. Free. Course ID #94775.
- Friday, October 1 – Seniors Day Ukulele
10:00 to 11:30am
Steveston Community Centre
Join others to learn and make music through picking melody, harmony and strumming in a fun and relaxed environment. Pre-requisite: Ukulele - Beginner 1 with ability to read music notation and understand rhythm and note values. Registration required. Free. Course ID #95361.
- Friday, October 1 – Managing Stress, Anxiety and Depression Workshop
10:30 to 11:30am
South Arm Community Centre
Learn the cause and explore strategies to manage and reduce these symptoms, as well as to minimize the impact on daily and social life. This workshop is presented by Pathways Clubhouse. Registration required. Free. Course ID #94836.
- Friday, October 1 – Sweet Treat Deal
8:30am to 2pm
Seniors Centre Cafeteria and Minoru Place for Active Living
Celebrate with a maple pecan Danish and hot coffee or tea for $3. Available for dine-in or take-a-way, quantities are limited.