Seniors Week has come and gone in our province; now is the time to honour and applaud the dedication of many seniors who gather, share and inspire others to remain busy and engaged.
From June 1 to June the 5, the Leduc Seniors Society hosted fun and interesting activities held at Telford House, the spacious, comfy hall located near the shores of Telford Lake, run by the Leduc Seniors Society; Gene Seawalt is the current president of this dynamic group. On Tuesday May 2, the society hosted an afternoon music jam; a repeat of the same in the evening, albeit with different musicians, all regional, talented and spirited. Both music jams were very well attended, entertaining with light pop tunes of previous decades and of course the dance floor was constantly packed.
On Wednesday, the annual strawberry tea entertained a packed house. Guests came from afar in the county, making it a fun venue for old friends to reunite and visit.
Thursday saw the popular “Days Gone Bye” event, with an impressive display of lovely watercolours done by members of the Leduc Senior Art Club, as well as knitted and crocheted pieces, the old-fashioned lunch and the pie auction were hosted for an enthusiastic crowd that seemed to enjoy every element of that packed day. A personal thank you to three lively knitters, Winnie and her two friends, who saw this reporter admiring a fuzzy, black and white scarf that was reasonably priced, and together, cheerfully offered it as a gift.
Between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. every weekday visitors to Telford House can meet executives of the seniors society who are on-site to welcome regional residents and inform them of the weekly happenings and special events of the society. There is a lot going on at Telford House all year-round. Watercolor and other media classes, dancing lessons and music jams, knitting and crocheting, guitar lessons, karaoke, floor curling, bridge, euchre and crib, pin pong, Qijong and fitness sessions… there is something for everyone.
On Friday, the City of Leduc hosted the ever-popular pancake brunch, a free event to show the city’s appreciation of its seniors, all those who have built our community and our region, and who continue to contribute to its great and lively atmosphere. Lucrecia Mendoza, this city’s dynamic coordinator of older adults services, was a congenial hostess. Some awards were presented, recognizing the value of some seniors’ contributions to this community, the details of which were not available by press time. Well done, Leduc Seniors Society, you celebrated seniors week in style.