Celebrating Seniors in Mississippi Mills

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by Kate Hallas

The International Day of Older Persons and National Seniors Day are just around the corner on October 1st.

We can all think of a senior who has made an impact in our lives. They are our mentors, our leaders, our grandparents and our loved ones. They are our volunteers, our neighbours and our role models.

Through their commitment to remain active, engaged and informed, seniors across the country are demonstrating to Canadians of all ages exactly what it means to age well. And we are all benefiting from their ongoing contributions.

Every day, seniors right here in Mississippi Mills are making a big difference in our community. Let’s take the time to celebrate our seniors on National Seniors Day and show our appreciation for everything they do.

On Monday, October 1, 2012, in celebration of International Day of Older Persons and Canada Seniors Day, Mills Community Support will highlight the efforts of seniors in our community in the development of additional seniors’ housing and recognize the contribution of senior volunteers and volunteers working with seniors to build age-friendly and inclusive communities.

A bench installation and ribbon cutting ceremony will see the dedication of 411 Country Street to the seniors of Almonte and recognize the important contribution to our community of senior volunteers and volunteers assisting seniors.

The event will take place at 2:00-3:00 pm the Mills Community Support senior housing complex located at 375 and 411 Country Street in Almonte. The public is welcome to attend

We encourage you to find your own unique way to celebrate the seniors in your life. However you choose to express your gratitude, the message that we value older Canadians will be heard – and appreciated.

We are proud of the seniors in our community. We value what they have done for us, and they deserve our thanks.

We look forward to celebrating National Seniors Day in Mississippi Mills and encourage everyone to thank the seniors in their lives.

Happy National Seniors Day everyone!