Hamilton seniors get active

News May 21, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

There’s no shortage of activities for Hamilton seniors in June.

Want to learn more about elder abuse?

Perhaps you would like to try reflexology, attend a barbecue or strawberry social, enjoy some free entertainment, pick up some tips on wellness or healthy eating, or even finally learn how to work that iPad you’ve been given.

The city has organized about 50 activities across Hamilton to celebrate Seniors Month.

“Hamilton and the surrounding area probably has one of the highest percentages of seniors and it keeps growing with the baby boom coming,” said Vince Mercuri, recreation coordinator at the Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre. “We anticipate a really good turnout for this year’s events.”

Mercuri said more than 500 are expected on hand for the June 1 kick-off event at the Sarcoa Restaurant on Discovery Drive.

The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event features a variety of free food, entertainment, exhibits and workshops, all aimed at active and not so active seniors.

Hamilton senior Mary Dow is looking forward to all the events in June.

“I think this is terrific, people should get out,” said Dow, who is also a regular attendee at Sackville.

“So many activities are available,” added Cathy Poole who had been taking an exercise class with Dow. “Come out, it’s really fun.”

For more information on Seniors Month activities in Hamilton, call 905-544-0050.

According to the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, 2011 census numbers put the age 65 and over population in Hamilton at 81,575.

 

Hamilton seniors get active

June is full of Seniors Month events

News May 21, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

There’s no shortage of activities for Hamilton seniors in June.

Want to learn more about elder abuse?

Perhaps you would like to try reflexology, attend a barbecue or strawberry social, enjoy some free entertainment, pick up some tips on wellness or healthy eating, or even finally learn how to work that iPad you’ve been given.

The city has organized about 50 activities across Hamilton to celebrate Seniors Month.

“Hamilton and the surrounding area probably has one of the highest percentages of seniors and it keeps growing with the baby boom coming,” said Vince Mercuri, recreation coordinator at the Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre. “We anticipate a really good turnout for this year’s events.”

Mercuri said more than 500 are expected on hand for the June 1 kick-off event at the Sarcoa Restaurant on Discovery Drive.

The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event features a variety of free food, entertainment, exhibits and workshops, all aimed at active and not so active seniors.

Hamilton senior Mary Dow is looking forward to all the events in June.

“I think this is terrific, people should get out,” said Dow, who is also a regular attendee at Sackville.

“So many activities are available,” added Cathy Poole who had been taking an exercise class with Dow. “Come out, it’s really fun.”

For more information on Seniors Month activities in Hamilton, call 905-544-0050.

According to the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, 2011 census numbers put the age 65 and over population in Hamilton at 81,575.

 

Hamilton seniors get active

June is full of Seniors Month events

News May 21, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

There’s no shortage of activities for Hamilton seniors in June.

Want to learn more about elder abuse?

Perhaps you would like to try reflexology, attend a barbecue or strawberry social, enjoy some free entertainment, pick up some tips on wellness or healthy eating, or even finally learn how to work that iPad you’ve been given.

The city has organized about 50 activities across Hamilton to celebrate Seniors Month.

“Hamilton and the surrounding area probably has one of the highest percentages of seniors and it keeps growing with the baby boom coming,” said Vince Mercuri, recreation coordinator at the Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre. “We anticipate a really good turnout for this year’s events.”

Mercuri said more than 500 are expected on hand for the June 1 kick-off event at the Sarcoa Restaurant on Discovery Drive.

The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event features a variety of free food, entertainment, exhibits and workshops, all aimed at active and not so active seniors.

Hamilton senior Mary Dow is looking forward to all the events in June.

“I think this is terrific, people should get out,” said Dow, who is also a regular attendee at Sackville.

“So many activities are available,” added Cathy Poole who had been taking an exercise class with Dow. “Come out, it’s really fun.”

For more information on Seniors Month activities in Hamilton, call 905-544-0050.

According to the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, 2011 census numbers put the age 65 and over population in Hamilton at 81,575.