MEDIA RELEASE: Celebrating Seniors

print-logo June 05, 2019

Municipality of Port Hope Celebrates Seniors’ Month this June

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – Port Hope, ON

The Municipality of Port Hope Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Department is encouraging the community to celebrate Seniors’ Month, with planned activities and events taking place throughout the month, in recognition of the Province-wide initiative to celebrate older adults in our community.

“Celebrating our older adult population has always been a priority for this community and we’re proud to take part in this Provincial awareness campaign,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “We’re planning to invest in our seniors, as outlined in our Strategic Plan, to ensure that we continue to provide a safe, healthy and active community for our older adult population.”

This year, the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is offering a series of events and activities throughout the month to highlight and celebrate seniors in our community, including:

• Bring a friend to the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre (RCAC) for free admission for the entire month of June

• Weekly draws and prizes at RCAC all month long

• Older Adult Open House from June 10-14: Across Port Hope, recreation centres and retirement homes are coming together to offer facilities tours and the chance to learn about programs and services. Participating locations will be open for tours from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more details and locations, visit porthope.ca/calendar

For more information about the events and activities in the community for Seniors’ Month, visit
porthope.ca/ruth-clarke-activity-centre-for-seniors or call 905.885.2228

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About Seniors’ Month:
June is Seniors’ Month in Ontario. The campaign celebrates seniors who built this province recognizes the contributions that have been made in communities across Ontario.
The Provincial government’s theme this year is Aging Strong: Respect and Protect Seniors.
The theme represents the importance of seniors’ valued experience and independence as they age, while celebrating their many contributions in building this province, and protecting what matters most to them.

For more information about programs and services that are available to help seniors lead healthy, active, and engaged lives over 65, visit ontario.ca/seniors.

For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram, Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca