June is Seniors' Month. For the past 33 years, every June, the province seeks to encourage communities to highlight the contributions of the 2.2 million seniors in Ontario; an opportunity to celebrate and honour their contributions to the world we live in.
Every year there is a theme to the month and 2017 is no different. Our theme this year is 'Living Your Best Life'. Seems that this should be a theme for all of us - young and old.
There are events all across Ontario with opportunities to celebrate. Most community centres/senior centres have several events ranging from entertainment to seminars to fairs. Additionally, there are two provincial senior award programs - The Ontario Senior Achievement Award (deadline June 15, award is presented in the fall) and The Ontario Senior of the Year Award (deadline April 30 however award is presented during Seniors' Month).
To find out more about these awards visit the website https://www.ontario.ca/page/honours-and-awards-community#section-1. To find out more about Seniors' Month visit the website for the Ministry of Seniors Affairs at www.seniors.gov.on.ca. To find out about events in your community one only needs to search the internet or drop by a local seniors' centre.
Do take the time to celebrate and thank the seniors in your life this month.