How to celebrate Seniors Week in Calgary

Seniors are an integral part of what makes Calgary tick, making up a large portion of the population. From June 2 – June 8, our city will be celebrating them with Seniors’ Week. There will be a wide variety of events that range from social gatherings, drop-in fitness classes and cultural celebrations so that they can get out and explore our city.

This event gives everyone a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the difference seniors make in our everyday lives; it is often overlooked how much they do to help support families and the community. Whether they’re helping with childcare while parents are at work or acting as a White Hat Volunteer at the airport to welcome newcomers as they arrive in Calgary, seniors are willing to step up and help however they can when they are physically able to.

There are a number of great facilities and businesses partnering with Seniors’ Week this year located all over the city. If you have some free time, make sure to check out these great events or take someone you love to experience something new:

  • Calgary Recreation will be hosting a number of free drop-in fitness classes. There will be everything from deep water fitness at the local pools to Nordic pole walking in Fish Creek Park.
  • The Calgary Zoo is taking 20 per cent off admission costs for anyone 65 years or older.
  • Telus Spark has free admission for seniors.
  • Fort Calgary has free admission for anyone over 65-years-old.
  • The Kerby Centre is hosting an expressive art workshop.
  • Heritage Park is offering 50 per cent off admissions for seniors.

There are great deals happening all over Calgary this week – don’t miss out! You can also look forward to events such as:

  • Weight room orientations
  • Tea and coffee socials
  • Yoga
  • Nutrition workshops
  • Swing dancing

Visit the City of Calgary website for more events and information on all things happening around the city for Seniors’ Week.

Day-in and day-out, seniors make a difference in their communities if they are able to. Seniors’ Week is a chance for all Calgarians to acknowledge their impact on society and for seniors to find new and fun things to do at an affordable rate so that they can take advantage of retirement – they sure earned it! Whether this means exploring the Glenbow Museum or trying a new workout class, there will be something for everyone to try in a safe, inexpensive way. On behalf of everyone in Calgary, thank you for everything you do and we hope Seniors’ Week helps show our appreciation.