Penticton’s inaugural Seniors Week from June 1 to 8 is jam-packed with activities and lectures for the whole family to enjoy. (Photo from Unsplash)

Big plans for Penticton’s first Seniors Week

Activities, lectures and celebrations planned for June 1 to 8 to celebrate Seniors Week

Penticton has big plans for its inaugural Seniors Week celebration June 1 to 8.

“Penticton’s seniors have made significant contributions and give so much to our community” said Mignonne Wood, vice president of the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre, in a press release. “We’ve put together a very busy week that gives all seniors a chance to dance, learn, socialize, laugh, pick up a few health tips, tap their toes to the music and enjoy the special events organized just for them. Get out and explore, learn and play.”

The Seniors Drop-In Centre kicks off the week with its 25th anniversary celebration. The day will feature music, dancing, displays, yoga, bocce, demonstrations, pancakes through to burgers and other goodies. There will also be a fun zone to ensure it’s an event the whole family can enjoy.

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According to the release, a Men’s Shed display will be featured at the celebration. It “aims to bring fellas together to work on projects, tinker and chat with other men, often fellow retirees looking to continue to work with their hands.”

Leading sleeping expert and medical director for the Kelowna and Vernon sleep clinics Dr. Ron Cridland will give a lecture about the importance of sleep for healthy aging on June 3. The presentation takes place at the Okanaga College Penticton campus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The rest of the week is jam-packed with lectures, recreational activities and more throughout the community. A full schedule for Penticton’s Senior Week from June 1 to 8 can be found online or at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, OneSky Community Resources, the Penticton Public Library, city hall, and the Penticton Community Centre.

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