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Thursday, May 31, 2012

City-wide seniors' week activities

Events are taking place throughout Calgary for Seniors’ Week. Be sure to check your local seniors’ organization for more events.

Government of Alberta, Seniors' Week website
Friday June 1, 2012 
Music Connecting the Generations 
Scandinavian Centre, 739 20th Ave. N.W.
1:00 pm – 4 pm
Join LINKages Society of Alberta on June 1 to celebrate and bring awareness to Intergenerational Day. Bring the whole family to join in the fun as youth, adults, older adults and seniors are all invited to attend free of charge. Enjoy entertainment, activities, beverages and snacks. The event is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Transportation can be arranged for groups. Please e-mail, call 403-249-0853 or log on to: to register or for more information.

Saturday, June 2, 2012 
Aging & Active Living Expo (formerly known as the Seniors Resource Fair) 
Atrium of Calgary Municipal Building (City Hall), 800 MacLeod Trail S.E.
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary and visit almost 100 exhibitors who will be showcasing their services, products, care and support available to help Calgary and area mature residents lead healthy, active, and independent lives. Presented by the Calgary Chapter - Alberta Association on Gerontology. For additional information contact or call 403-370-5251.

Monday, June 4, 2012 
The City of Calgary and Fort Calgary Kick-off to Seniors’ Week 2012 
Fort Calgary, 750 - 9th Avenue SE
9:00 a.m. – 5 pm
Free admission for seniors 65+. Visit Fort Calgary's Interpretive Centre - learn about Calgary’s history and experience interactive exhibits and special activities. Join us at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. in the theatre for a welcome by special guest Darrel Janz, and presentation by Deputy Mayor Gord Lowe (9:30 am), followed by musician and entertainer Barry Luft, and a cappella singing group Collage. Experience an interpretive tour of the facility, participate in seniors’ Tai Chi or an art activity, or learn more about the diversity in your community by listening to Calgary Public Library Living Books volunteers. Visit the theatre to relax and enjoy an afternoon movie. Free parking is available at Fort Calgary. Public transit stops are located on 9th Avenue within one block east and west of the Fort. For further information call Fort Calgary at: 403-290-1875 or e-mail

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 
Seniors’ Active Living Fair 
Westbrook Mall,1200 37 Street S.W.
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Come join us at the Seniors’ Active Living Fair. This event will feature a variety of social and recreational programs available in South West Calgary. Enjoy activities, entertainment and much more. Learn more about living a healthy and active life! Brought to you by Westside Interagency Seniors Subcommittee & Westbrook Mall.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Glenbow Museum, 130 9 Avenue S.E.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Free admission for seniors 65+. Join us at Glenbow Museum for free admission on June 5! Purchase or renew a Glenbow senior membership or senior couple membership during Seniors’ Week and receive $10 off the regular membership price. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede with Glenbow’s limited engagement of Charlie Russell and the First Calgary Stampede, recreating Russell’s exhibition that appeared at the 1912 Stampede. For more information, call 403-268-4100 or e-mail

Friday, June 15, 2012 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Telling the Stories
Kerby Centre Gymnasium, 1133 7th Avenue SW
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn more about elder abuse and the help that is available in Calgary. Hear stories from both older adults whose lives have been impacted by abuse and professionals in Calgary’s new Elder Abuse Response Team. Please call Jennifer at 403-473-1311 to RSVP.

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