Seniors' Week

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Seniors’ Week takes place from June 1-7 and is a province-wide celebration of those over 50 in our community.

All events to celebrate this week are being held virtually, so that people can maintain safe, physical distancing. The special week to celebrate our elders begins with a drive-by parade June 1 and continues with online and virtual events and some additional activities that can be enjoyed from home.

DateTimeEvent
Mon Jun 1

9-11am

Seniors’ Drive-by Parade
A window watching parade to celebrate the older adults in senior living facilities. Private event.

  • 9:00am - depart SLSFSC (note: all times approximate)
  • 9:05am - Grande Avenue Village
  • 9:20am - Big Hill Lodge 
  • 9:35am - Evergreen Manor 
  • 9:50am - Bethany Care 
  • 10:10am - Points West Living

Tue Jun 2 and Tue Jun 16

1:30-3pm

Connecting DOTS Conversation Online
Join us for a dementia-friendly virtual get together open to those with a dementia diagnosis and their caregiver. FREE. Contact Debbie or Joanne at 403-851-6100 to register.

Tue Jun 2

10:30-11:30am

Online Gentle Yoga With Jill: FREE Class

Gentle movements designed to enhance flexibility, strength and balance. Modifications made for those with limitations. You will need a sturdy chair. Must pre-register at cochrane.ca/ProgramGuide

Thu Jun 4

11am-12pm

Online "Zoom"ba Gold With Alison: FREE Class
Dance style fitness class that has pacing to suit the needs of older adults with zesty music and easy to follow moves! Must pre-regiter at cochrane.ca/ProgramGuide

Thu Jun 4

10-11am

Building A Foundation For a Good Day: FREE Webinar with Q & A
Tips for caregivers during self-isolation. Topics include self-care, managing worry, emotional contagion and activities to do at home. Put on by Alzheimer Society Calgary. Please register at www.alzheimercalgary.ca/learn/attend-a-session

Mon Jun 8 to Fri Jun 12

Cards available for pickup Jun 1

8:15am and 3:15pm daily

Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation: Branding Bingo
Learn about Cochrane’s history and win prizes! Cochrane Now, Cochrane’s radio station on 91.5 will be announcing different brands at 8:15am and 3:15pm every day from June 8 -12. Daily call outs can also be found on the Town of Cochrane or Stockmen’s website. Pick up your bingo starting June 1 card at: 

  • Two Pharmacy:
    #105,100 Grande Blvd , Cochrane
  • Stockmen’s Library:
    Call: 403 932-3782
    Email: library@smflibrary.ca

One card per person. FREE.


Tour Museums From Around the World

Do an online tour of more than 2500 museums. 

PAWS Your Stress

Need a little fluff in your life?  Meet the St. John Ambulance therapy dogs online while they help us celebrate Seniors’ Week in Cochrane. Watch Facebook live videos with the furry pals where you can ask questions about the dogs. You can also watch past videos online. Visit the Therapy Dogs website or social media:

Paws Your Stress Facebook
Paws Your Stress Instagram
Paws Your Stress Twitter
Paws Your Stress YouTube

Cochrane Public Library

If you are unable to pick up curbside, fill out an authorized borrower form and let a neighbour or friend pick up your books for you.

The completed form can be:

  1. Scanned and sent to info@cochranepubliclibrary.ca
  2. Dropped off in an envelope in the book return slot with Attention: Jessie written on the envelope.
  3. Mailed to the library:
    Cochrane Public Library
    Attn: Jessie
    405 Railway St W.
    Cochrane, AB   T4C 2E2

Library patrons who want to participate in curbside service will have to put a hold on the books they want, either through the TRACpac website or by phone (403-932-4353). When books are available for pickup, you will receive a phone call with instructions.

Senior Specific Learning around Technology and Internet 

Learn new skills and how to get the most out of technology and online services with these senior-friendly videos and workshops. Cyber-Seniors is committed to keeping senior citizens socially connected while remaining safe in their homes. FREE for Seniors. Visit the Cyber-Seniors website.

Volunteer from Home or in the Community

Look for a local volunteer opportunity whether it be volunteering from your home or in the community. To find out more about volunteering in Cochrane, visit the Volunteer Connector website or call FCSS 403-851-2250.

Complete a Task With Help From a Volunteer

Our community volunteers are trained in safety precautions around COVID-19. They know how to help while also keeping you safe.

Lift Your Spirits

Prayer Line: Diocesan clergy and lay minsters are available as a listening ear or someone to pray with. Available 9am to 8pm. Call 587-320-1345 or 1-888-999-1551 extension 107.

Check out local churches online for recordings of services: