City celebrates June as seniors month

(Barrie, ON) - June is recognized as Seniors Month in Ontario and the 2022 theme is Stay Active, Connected and Safe. 

“After a long period of staying home and connecting virtually where we could, it's time to get out and enjoy in-person activities in the community," says Steve Lee-Young, Manager of Recreation & Culture Programs. “Through our 55+ Centres, we offer a variety of recreation, education, and active living programs for seniors in our community."

The City will host two in-person Open Houses for the 55+ community in June. The Allandale Open House will take place Monday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Allandale 55 + Centre, inside the Allandale Recreation Centre (190 Bayview Drive). Some activities include games and streamed performances.

The Parkview Open House will take place Thursday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview Centre (189 Blake Street). Some activities include a fitness walk, guest speaker, live dancing and games.

At both Open Houses, attendees will also have the chance to learn about theSeniors Advisory Committee and participate in asenior's survey. Refreshments are also offered at both Open Houses; pre-registration is required to participant in the refreshment opportunities. Participants can pre-register for the Allandale Open House by calling 705-728-5141, and the Parkview Open House by calling 705-737-0755.

The City also offers free transit to adults 65+ on Thursdays throughout the year, with a valid ID.

Learn more about the opportunities offered for Barrie seniors atbarrie.ca/SeniorsCentres.

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Media Contact
Scott LaMantia
Senior Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4529
scott.lamantia@barrie.ca