June 8, 2023 — The City is preparing to celebrate and connect with its seniors as communities across Ontario recognize Seniors Month.

As a World Health Organization recognized age-friendly community, the City remains committed to creating an inclusive community for all individuals regardless of age, including the older adults who built the Ontario of today. This year’s Seniors Month theme is ‘Working for Seniors’. With that in mind, the City is preparing to connect directly with seniors to inform them of the City services that work for them, in addition to hosting a Seniors Month Celebration at the Strangway Centre.

The City will have multiple booths set up at Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lambton’s Age-Friendly Expo on June 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pat Stapleton Arena. Staff will be on hand to connect directly with seniors and residents of all ages to provide information on a wide range of City services including fire safety, home emergency preparedness, transit services, and recreation programming.

“Our seniors are valued, and active members, of our community. They worked hard to build the Sarnia we love today, and continue to contribute as volunteers, community leaders, and sources of lived experience and wisdom,” said Community Services Coordinator Rebecca Warren.

To further celebrate Seniors Month, and the contributions of older adults, the City will host a Seniors Month celebration at the Strangway Centre on June 21. The event will feature free garden tours at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., delivered by horticulture staff and starting at the Golden Hawk in Germain Park.

The Strangway Ukulele Ensemble will deliver a free performance and social as part of the event, starting at 1 p.m. outside the centre.

Participants in both the tours and performance are asked to register ahead of time, either by calling the Strangway Centre at 519-332-0656 or by searching ‘seniors month celebration’ via the City’s online recreation registration portal at www.sarnia.ca/RecRegistration.