Rotary Club programs boosted the morale of seniors


Slave Lake’s Rotary Club has hosted a number of free workshops for seniors over the past eight months starting last October, which covered different areas relevant to wellbeing in the latter years. Activities included chair yoga, stretching class, nutrition class and a mental health session focusing on the power of staying socially connected to prevent depression and isolation.

These sessions were run by local facilitators, were well attended and enjoyed by all participants.

A number of other activities were in the pipeline with a planned grand finale – a Mad Hatters Tea party planned for April.

Obviously, the lockdown and restrictions resulted in the cancellation of future events. Rotary Club members came up with a plan B with the help of activities coordinator Tanya to coincide with Seniors’ Week at the beginning of June.

Cupcakes and decorations were dropped off to Vanderwells to be distributed to staff and residents.

Rotary Bingo took place on the evening of June 2nd with a selection of prizes donated. Fun was had by all!

A couple of Rotary members dropped off cupcakes and coffee to SL manor residents also.

Club members felt it was vital to do our part to help to boost the morale of our local seniors.

A couple of well-disguised Rotarians deliver coffee and cupcakes to residents at the Slave Lake Legion Manor.

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