Consort FCSS hosts fun week for seniors

Altario kindergarten students, twins Myla and Maddy Van Hove play Jenga with senior Paul Smawley on Thurs. June 6 at the Consort Lodge during Seniors Week. ECA Review/Submitted

Consort & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) celebrated our local seniors during Seniors’ Week, June 2 – 8 by hosting events encouraging positive socialization and to help our local seniors feel connected to their communities.

Thirty seniors gathered from Altario, Consort, and Veteran on Sun. June 2 to enjoy a brunch at the Gem Centre in Consort. Mayor Beier spoke about the impact our local seniors have on our communities, as their hard work and dedication has built our surrounding communities over the years!

An Ice Cream Social at the Consort Lodge along with 20 local seniors was held on Mon. June 3.

A Seniors’ Supper in Veteran at the Community Hall was held on Tues. June 4 with 70 seniors attending from Altario, Consort, Veteran – and even a few from Coronation!

The FCSS coordinator, Lacey Abt and Jan Allison who is the representative for Veteran Town Council welcomed the seniors with door prizes given out that were purchased with money from donations.

A make and take afternoon at the Consort Lodge was held on Wed. June 5.

Ten of the residents made fairy gardens and there were many onlookers who stopped to visit and compliment the creations.

Consort FCSS partnered with the Lodge to have Wes and Wendy stop and entertain the seniors.

On Thurs. June 6, we joined Dina at the Consort Lodge for outdoor games in the morning.

Mrs. Bousquet brought the Altario kindergarten class as well. Paul and Myda Smawley taught the kids how to play Ker-plunk and Jenga!

Later that afternoon we watched Going in Style at the Gem Centre with Lodge residents.

FCSS finished off the week on Fri. June 6 with a Coffee Talk and Info session at the Lodge. We bribed the residents with doughnuts so Bonnie McIntyre from Service Canada could discuss financials and taxes with them.

FCSS was appreciative of the many sponsors and volunteers that made the events possible as Consort & District FCSS is a non-profit organization.

The purpose is to ensure all programs align with the province’s Social Policy Framework and are effective, efficient and relevant to achieving the outcomes of the Framework.

FCSS is an 80/20 funding partnership between municipalities and the province, provided through the FCSS Act and Regulation.


by Karlin Stickel

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