Surrey’s Active Aging Resource Fair encourages seniors to live life to the fullest

THE City of Surrey will host the third annual Active Aging Resource Fair on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guildford Recreation Centre.

This popular, interactive fair geared towards residents aged 55+, will feature a series of informative workshops on topics including senior’s financial planning, health and wellness, fraud awareness, legal support as well as a workshop led by Seniors Come Share Society.  The main stage will feature live entertainment from Susan Skemp’s 50’s Hop Show and the Pat Chessell Band.

Workshops at this year’s fair include Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health, led by Avalon Tournier with Alzheimer Society of B.C.  The workshop provides information for seniors, caregivers and their families on the benefits of staying mentally and socially active.

“The Active Aging Resource Fair is an excellent collaboration with local community businesses to offer programs and services that benefit seniors in Surrey, in a friendly and warm environment,” says Sahra-Lea Tosdevine-Tataryn, Project Manager for Surrey’s Age Friendly Strategy. “Hosting events like these ensures our seniors are supported, engaged and educated on the topics that matter to them. It is also a fun way to bring our senior community together for an afternoon of entertainment and fun.”

Admission is free, and the first 150 participants will receive a gift bag and a chance to win door prizes.

The City of Surrey is leading the way in supporting healthy active aging through its Age-Friendly Strategy for Seniors, a framework that ensures seniors, families and caregivers are supported through advocacy, policy, partnering and service delivery. 

Through successful collaborations with partners and organizations the City of Surrey offers educational opportunities to gain further knowledge and resources that will support seniors, caregivers and families with the tools to remain healthy, active, independent and engaged in the community.

Guildford Recreation Centre is located at 15105 105th Avenue, Surrey.

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