Seniors' Week - June 6 to 12

Monday, June 6

Free Admission to Walking Track for Seniors

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre (1150 Edgeview Rd.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  No registration required. 

Enjoy free admission to the walking track!

Be a Savvy Senior: Fraud Protection Strategies for Seniors

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Town of Strathmore Municipal Building Council Chambers

Cost/Registration: Free.  No registration required. 

Constable Julie Rae from the Strathmore RCMP will be offering a short presentation with tips to protect yourself and your money. Learn how to spot common scams, keep your money secure, and report financial fraud if you suspect you’re a victim. No registration required. For additional information please contact Strathmore FCSS at 403-934-9090.

Managing Medications & More: Questions and Answers with a Pharmacist

Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Town of Strathmore Municipal Building Council Chambers

Cost/Registration: Free.  No registration required. 

Pharmacist Josh Poteet from Mint Health and Drugs will give a short presentation with tips to make managing medications and working with your pharmacist a little easier. Topics will include Senior’s drug plans and additional benefits available, tips on managing daily medication, vitamins, and the importance of cleaning out your medicine cabinet. Josh will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. No registration required. For additional information please contact Strathmore FCSS at 403-934-9090.

Paint Along with Bonnie

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Wheatland Society of Arts (115 - 3 Ave.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  Register by email to programming@wheatlandarts.ca.

Join Bonnie Bishop as she teaches beginner level acrylic paint class. All welcome. 

Soapstone Carving Workshop

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Strathmore Municipal Library Program Room (85 Lakeside Blvd.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  Registration is required.  REGISTER HERE

Join us as Michael shows you the art of soapstone carving.  

Carving a soft mineral known as Steatite otherwise known as soapstone, participants will use water to eliminate dust and various grits of sandpaper to shape and eventually polish the stone to its final result. You will learn some history of carving soapstone, see some examples and then be guided through the process to complete your own piece. The participants get a random piece of stone, there is no right or wrong. Your imagination is the only limit to your experience.

Tuesday, June 7

Annual Shred-it Event

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Lambert Centre Parking Lot (85 Lakeside Blvd.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  No registration required. 

Shred confidential information to protect your personal information from identity theft.  Shred-it will accept all paper products, CD's, and floppy disks to shred.  Shred-it asks participants to take back their cardboard boxes after shredding.  

Brain Health for Seniors Workshop

Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Location: Strathmore Municipal Library Program Room (85 Lakeside Blvd.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  No registration required. 

Joanne Simpson from Alberta Health Services will be joining us to talk about how we can look after our long-term brain health. The workshop includes talking about nutrition, exercise, stress management, and other ways that you can reduce your risk of dementia and protect your overall health. This event will also offer an opportunity to connect with others while enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea, healthy snacks, and gift bags. This is a dementia-friendly event that offers a welcoming and inclusive environment. For additional information, or assistance with transportation to the event, please contact Strathmore FCSS at 403-934-9090. 

This event is made possible through funding provided by the Rural Development Network.

Strawberry Tea

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Happy Gang Society (85 Lakeside Blvd.)

Cost/Registration: $5.00.  Pay at the door. 

Join us for an afternoon tea.  Seniors only.  

Wednesday, June 8

Free Admission to Walking Track for Seniors

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre (1150 Edgeview Rd.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  No registration required. 

Enjoy free admission to the walking track!

Bridge Tournament

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Happy Gang Society (85 Lakeside Blvd.)

Cost/Registration: $25.00.  Pre-registration is not required, but is recommended.  Seniors only please.  For details please contact coordinator Yvonne Butler at 587-737-0265.  

One day open bridge tournament.  Lunch and prizes included. 

Ice Cream Social

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Kinsmen Park Pavilion (Lakeside Blvd.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  No registration is required. 

Please join Bridging the Gap for an Ice Cream Social!  This will be a fun event with entertainment, free ice cream, and refreshments for those 55+.

Thursday, June 9

Zentangle

Times: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Wheatland Society of Arts (115 - 3 Ave.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  Register by email to programming@wheatlandarts.ca.

Choose one program or stay for both!  Join Janet as she teaches you the art of zentangle.  Zentangle is easy to learn, requires limited supplies, and very little clean up. This artform is great to do when you have a little or a lot of time.  All welcome. 

Downsizing Workshop with Boomer Movers

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Strathmore Municipal Library Program Room (85 Lakeside Blvd.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  Please register EARLY for this highly anticipated event.  Registration deadline is noon on Thursday, June 2.  Please by email to Nancy at btgalberta@outlook.com or by calling 403.361.7216. 

Please join us for a special event featuring Robin Corsiatto from Boomer Movers for professional advice on how to reduce stress, get organized, and how to handle decades worth of "stuff" in preparation for a move.  Door prizes and refreshments! 

Friday, June 10

Free Admission to Walking Track for Seniors

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre (1150 Edgeview Rd.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  No registration required. 

Enjoy free admission to the walking track!

Crib Tournament

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Happy Gang Society (85 Lakeside Blvd.)

Cost/Registration: $5.00.  No registration required.

For information, please contact Agnes Port  403-480-4336.

Saturday, June 11

Family Paint Workshop - Century Painting

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

LocationWheatland Society of Arts (115 - 3 Ave.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  Register by email to programming@wheatlandarts.ca.

ALL (any age) are welcome to join in for this paint day; but the fun side-challenge is to bring a family group whose ages add up to 100 or more.

Note: Participants who wish to participate in the century painting program, are asked to choose 1 event.  They may not register for both days.  Thank you. 

Sunday, June 12

Family Paint Workshop - Century Painting

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LocationWheatland Society of Arts (115 - 3 Ave.)

Cost/Registration: Free.  Register by email to programming@wheatlandarts.ca.

ALL (any age) are welcome to join in for this paint day; but the fun side-challenge is to bring a family group whose ages add up to 100 or more.

Note: Participants who wish to participate in the century painting program, are asked to choose 1 event.  They may not register for both days.  Thank you. 

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