City opens up with goodies for the senior set: celebrating National Seniors’ Day

News 100 redBy Staff

October 2nd, 2017



The City is hosting a series of open houses today to celebrate National Seniors’ Day and honour older adults who make a difference in our families, workplaces and communities.

Transit - seniors with Gould

Seniors at a meeting on the city’s transit service .

The celebration will kick off with a ceremony at City Hall at 9:50 a.m.; the Mayor will do the photo op thing with song from Sing, Sing, Sing, a choral group made up of three choirs.

Open houses will be held throughout the day at city facilities featuring a variety of activities and refreshments.

Attendees at the open houses will be entered for a chance to win one of two Burlington Seniors’ Centre annual memberships and one of two Parks and Recreation $25 gift cards.

Open Houses
Location: Aldershot Pool
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Activity: Free swim

Mayor Rick Goldring has his membership application processed at the Seniors' Centre - filling another of his campaign promises.

Mayor has his membership application processed at the Seniors’ Centre.

Location: Brant Hills Community Centre
Time: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Free pickleball and badminton

Location: Burlington Seniors’ Centre
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Activities: Facility tours, entertainment, bike ride and bike demo

Location: Tansley Woods Community Centre
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Sing, Sing, Sing performance, free swim, community group representatives and information tables

The ceremonies over the Naval Promenade becomes the fous with the Seniors' out in force listening to the All MAle Welsh Choir. Strolling along is Craig Stevens, the city's project manager on the pier project. He direction and oversight kept the project going when it got a little wonky at times - but that's another story.

Naval Promenade at Spencer Smith Park is the perch for seniors out in force listening to the All Male Welsh Choir.

All city pools and arenas will be offering free drop-in recreational or lap swims and skating for Adults 55+ on October 2nd.

No mention of the level of bus service that will be available.

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1 comment to City opens up with goodies for the senior set: celebrating National Seniors’ Day

  • Penny

    Unfortunately most seniors were not aware that these festivities were even happening. If the City wants the seniors to participate better and more communication is essential.

    Other than a sign near Central Arena that read ” Celebrate National Seniors Day – October 2nd – Open Houses” that was all the advertising I saw.

    A special thank you needs to go to the sponsors for the Open Houses – At the Seniors’ Centre today, Chartwell Retirement Living, Pearl and Pine Retirement Living, Goodness Me were providing information and goodies. The Burlington Cycling Committee was there as well.