Celebrate Seniors Month with Us!

Posted on Friday May 26, 2023

The City of Pickering is thrilled to launch the highly anticipated Seniors Month festivities, which are designed to engage and celebrate the vibrant community of older adults in our City. Throughout the month of June, adults 55+ can look forward to a diverse array of events, workshops, and activities that will provide entertainment, enrichment, and connection.

As part of the Spotlight Series, the City of Pickering is delighted to welcome a lineup of esteemed guest speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise on a variety of captivating topics. From healthcare advancements, to lifestyle strategies, these spotlight sessions aim to provide valuable insights and empower seniors to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

In addition to the informative Spotlight Series, the City of Pickering has partnered with Pickering Animal Services on an exciting initiative: pottery workshops for a cause! Adults 55+ are invited to tap into their creative spirit, and participate in pottery workshops, where you will learn the art of sculpting and shaping clay into unique masterpieces. Pet bowls and proceeds from these workshops will directly benefit the Pickering Animal Shelter, allowing participants to make a positive impact while indulging in artistic talents or trying something new.

We are also thrilled to announce the return of two beloved programs at George Ashe Community Centre: Bingo in the Park and Art in the Park! Bingo enthusiasts can look forward to an afternoon of excitement, friendly competition, and fantastic prizes as they gather in the picturesque park and enjoy the sun. Meanwhile, Art in the Park offers the opportunity to unleash creativity amidst nature's beauty, allowing participants to express themselves through various artistic mediums.

And finally, if singing and dancing are more your speed, you can attend our Big Band Event, being held on Sunday, June 11. The George Lake Big Band will perform live, for your listening and / or dancing pleasure! Tickets for the Big Band event are available for purchase at East Shore Community Centre, George Ashe Library and Community Centre, as well at Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex.

For more information on these and other activities planned for the month, including event schedules and registration details, please visit our website at Pickering.ca/adults55plus or check our Facebook page @PickeringAdults55+. Stay connected with us on social media for regular updates. If the web isn’t your speed, feel free to come to one of our many facilities for in person details.

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York, and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Kim Bradley
Coordinator, Recreation Programs | Community Services Department
905.420.4660 ext. 2078  | 1.866.683.2760