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City of Kitchener holding Virtual Seniors Expo during month of June

It's to support seniors in our community during Seniors Month

The City of Kitchener is hosting a Virtual Seniors Expo this month, to celebrate Seniors Month in the province.

The virtual expo comes as support calls, and online recreational programs for seniors continue in the city.

Bethany Pearce, Supervisor of Older Adult Services says its a time of year to stop and show our appreciation for a group of people who significantly contribute to our society in many ways.

"We want to celebrate the amazing things people continue to do. There are some pretty amazing seniors doing amazing work in their community through volunteerism, working with youth, and we just want to recognize that."

Seven in-depth interviews with members of the older adult community in Waterloo Region have already been posted to the Legacy Storytelling website to highlight just a portion of that amazing work in our community.

"In the past this has been a month that we always have seen a lot of participation, particularly with our Senior of the Year Awards."

Pearce says due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior of the Year Awards won't happen this month but may be held in the fall.

"If you know a senior in the community, reach out to them and celebrate their accomplishments with them."

Earlier this month, the Waterloo Wellington Older Adult Strategy (WWOAS) partners launched the 'Stay Safe - Lead the Way' campaign designed to keep older adults safe, healthy and connected throughout the phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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