Welland City Council and City Staff are wishing Niagara’s older adults a safe and healthy Seniors’ Month. This year’s theme is Stay Safe, Active & Connected. Seniors are encouraged to explore ways of staying connected to their families, friends, and communities. Now, more than ever, Niagara’s seniors need to be celebrated and encouraged to remain emotionally connected while practicing physical distancing.
Seniors’ Month is a time to celebrate Niagara’s older generation and pay tribute to the benefits they bring to others, in addition to the outstanding contributions they make to enrich communities. Welland’s older residents are active committee members, vibrant volunteers, and leaders who offer wisdom and experience for better community development.
The Welland Seniors Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC) launched Seniors’ Month by raising Age-Friendly flags this morning at Welland Civic Square and the Welland Community Wellness Complex.
Carol Sernasie, Chair, Welland Senior Citizens Advisory Committee stated, “It’s a time when we recognize our amazing adults and the contribution they’ve made to our community. Covid-19 has changed our lives and because of it this will not be a normal celebration of Senior Citizens Month, however it is important for seniors to stay safe, remain active and stay as connected with family and friends as is possible.”
Throughout June, there are scheduled activities such as Wellness Walks, Tai Chi Tuesdays at Chippawa Park and Senior Centre Without Walls programs that are phone-based. All activities are accessible for seniors to connect and participate in, all of which value the safe and active mandate. Social distancing, mask requirements, and all COVID19 guidelines are to be adhered to.
All content related to Ontario Seniors Month is posted at www.Ontario.ca/SeniorsMonth
For details on Senior Centre Without Walls programs, visit https://wellness.welland.ca/seniorsWOW.asp or call us at 905.735.1700 x 4000