Seniors Week

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Seniors' Week Events: June 6-12, 2022

In addition to the scheduled events, free programs are available all week at Seniors on the Bow and Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre. Seniors' Week is sponsored by the Town of Cochrane, Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) and Mayfair Diagnostics. Thank you to the numerous volunteers, businesses and organizations who supported different aspects to make this week such a great celebration! (Including: Cochrane Toyota, Cochrane Public Library, Home Treasures, MacKay's Ice Cream, Seniors on the Bow Society, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Starbucks, Stockmen's Memorial Foundation and Two Pharmacy. 

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Date
Time
Event
Location
May 19 - 
Jun 15
Library HoursART EXHIBIT 
Cochrane Public Library
Jun 3 through Seniors' Week
Library Hours
COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY - USED BOOK SALE
Cochrane Public Library
Mon Jun 6
9:15-10:15amKEEP GOING
Join us for physical games, combined with gentle chair and standing exercises to improve strength, cardio, coordination and brain function. What to wear: comfortable clothing and clean indoor footwear. 
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Chinook Room
10am
BELLY DANCING 
Belly Dancing is a dance form that originated centuries ago and is an ongoing learning experience. This low-impact exercise focuses on muscle movement such as twisting and hip movements. 
Seniors on the Bow
1pm
SENIOR MOVIE - SOLD OUT!
Join us to watch the Bridges of Madison County with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. Free popcorn and drinks are included. 
Cochrane Movie House 
3pmENGAGING MEN
This group is coordinated by men, for men. Drop in for coffee and engaging conversation with other men in the community.  
Seniors on the Bow
7pmEUCHRE
Join Seniors on the Bow for a fun game of Euchre. 

Seniors on the Bow
Tue Jun 7
9-10am
MOVE IT, OR LOSE IT
This class will focus on joint stability, functional movements, range of motion, posture, balance and coordination. All levels are welcome - great for mobility. What to wear: active clothing and clean indoor footwear. 
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Chinook Room
10amYOGA
Join us for gentle movements designed to enhance flexibility, strength and balance. Modifications made for those with limitations. Chairs are used for stability in this class. 
Seniors on the Bow
10am-12pmCOFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
Drop in for coffee, conversation and questions with Mayor Jeff Genung. 
Seniors on the Bow
11am-1pmLEMONADE AND LAWN GAMES
Join in for lawn games and free Starbucks lemonade! Have some fun and learn what the library can do for you! 
Cochrane Public Library
1:15pm CRIB CARD GAME
Join us for a fun game of Crib. 
Seniors on the Bow
1:15pm CARPET BOWLING
Explore carpet bowling, a fun and easily learned game for both beginners and advanced players. 
Seniors on the Bow
Wed Jun 8
10am-12pm
PICKLEBALL
Pickleball is a popular sport that is played with racquets and combines elements and features of a number of other games and sports including badminton, tennis and table tennis. A limited number of paddles and balls will be available, you are encouraged to bring your own paddle if you have one. What to wear: active clothing and clean indoor footwear. 
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Curling Dry Pad
10amQIGONG
An energy practice incorporating breath, visualization, sound and movements to keep energy channels open within the body. Class is followed with a guided mediation. 
Seniors on the Bow
10amEUCHRE
Join Seniors on the Bow for a fun game of Euchre. 
Seniors on the Bow 
1:30pmJAMMERS 
Do you play an instrument, sing, or just like music? Get together with the Jammers, play a song, sing a song, and enjoy the music with friends, coffee and homemade cookies. Come join the fun! This is a toe tapping time! Bring your own instrument and join for a jamming session. 
Seniors on the Bow
2-3pm "HOME IS WHERE THE HILL IS" 
BY STOCKMEN'S MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Get a glimpse into what has shaped the Big Hill Country we call home and the many factors that have influenced settlement of the prairie grasslands. Register through Stockmen's call 
403-932-3782 or FCSS at 403-851-2250. 
Cochrane RancheHouse
Thu Jun 9
9:15am
ZOOMER ZONE 
This class is designed to promote heart health, strong muscles and bones, balance, coordination and flexible joints. All fitness levels. 
Seniors on the Bow
10:30amGENTLE YOGA
Gentle movements designed to enhance flexibility, strength and balance. Modifications made for those with limitations. Chairs are used for stability in this class. 
Seniors on the Bow
10:30-11:30amAQUAFIT
These classes offer a full body workout, a combination of cardiorespiratory, muscle conditioning and interval training. Conducted in the pool, this class is for all fitness levels. What to wear: swimming apparel.  
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Lap Pool
1:15pmMAJONG
A popular Chinese game played with sets of tiles. It is a game of skill, strategy and luck.  
Seniors on the Bow
1:30pmLINE DANCING
Join in for some boot scootin' as you follow the instructor through a series of repeated dance moves.  
Seniors on the Bow
1:30pmPOOL
There is no swimming in this game. Join in at the pool table with up to 4 players per game.  
Seniors on the Bow
7pmEUCHRE
Join us for a fun game of Euchre. 
Seniors on the Bow
Fri Jun 10
10amCHAIR FITNESS
This exercise class is done around the use of a chair for balance. Exercises are done seated and standing if you choose. 
Seniors on the Bow

10:30-11:30amFLOOR SHUFFLE
Players use a paddle - like a stick called a tang to propel pucks (called biscuits) towards a scoring triangle. The tang, or cue, cannot be longer then 6ft 3 in. The player who goes first (usually decided by a coin toss) uses the yellow biscuits with the player going second using black. Equipment supplied. What to wear: clean indoor footwear, comfortable clothing.   
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Curling Dry Pad
11:30am$3 SPAGHETTIE FUNDRAISER
Music by the Jammers at 11:30am and lunch served at 12:30pm. Registration required: 403-932-6002 or in person at SOTB.  
Seniors on the Bow

1:15pmBRIDGE CARD GAME
Join us for a fun game of Bridge. 
Seniors on the Bow

Sat Jun 11
1:30-3pm
FREE MACKAY'S ICE CREAM AT FCSS
Drop in for free ice cream and see what FCSS is all about. Limited quantities. Enter your name for Seniors' Week prizes. 
FCSS HomeStead Building
7-10pmDANCE WITH HIPPOCRATIC OATH BIG BAND 
Join Seniors on the Bow as they host a fundraising event featuring live music, wine, cheese, light snacks and good company. Registration required: 403-932-6002 or in person at SOTB. 
Seniors on the Bow 
Sun Jun 122pmSENIOR STROLL ALONG THE RIVER 
WITH CELEBRITY MARTIN PARNELL
Join us for a leisurely walk or roll at your own pace and distance, with rest stops along the way. A COLT shuttle bus is available half way for those that need a rest. Meet some new friends and get some fresh air! Coffee and muffins will be provided after the walk. To register, call 403-851-2250. Drop-ins are welcome. 
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, back parking lot

Locations: 
Cochrane Movie House, 218 Fifth Avenue
Cochrane Public Library, 405 Railway Street W
Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Road
FCSS HomeStead Building, 209 Second Avenue W
Seniors on the Bow (SOTB), Second floor, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC), 800 Griffin Road, *Check in at Guest Services unless specified otherwise

Ride COLT for Free:
Free COLT services for all passengers age 60+ during Seniors' Week (June 6-12)
Download the Ride COLT app, visit ridecolt.ca or all 403-851-5995 to book your trip up to one week in advance. Use the coupon code SENIOR. 

Register:
FCSS call 403-851-2250 or visit www.cochrane.ca/ProgramGuide
SOTB call 403-932-6002
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre call 403-932-1635 or visit https://www.slsfamilysportscentre.com/
Stockmen's Memorial Foundation call 403-932-3782