Celebrating Sooke seniors

Mayor Maja Tait has proclaimed Oct. 1 as International Seniors Day.

Sooke residents will celebrate International Seniors Day tomorrow (Oct. 1) to show their appreciation and to honour the seniors who have made a difference in their lives and in the community.

To help mark the day, Mayor Maja Tait has proclaimed Oct. 1 as International Seniors Day.

“Everyday local seniors make a big difference to better their communities, families and workplace, and we value what they are doing,” said Tait in a press release.

Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Society and Ayre Manor Care Home are hosting an event from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be speakers, activities, music and refreshments, as well as an opportunity to mingle with residents. Ayre Manor is located at 6764 Ayre Rd.

SEAPARC Leisure Complex is offering free swimming, skating and fitness to anyone over the age of 60. Some local businesses will also have special discounts for seniors.

 

International Seniors Day coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.