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Posted on: May 21, 2024

Celebrate Seniors Week in Coquitlam

Fitness class in progress

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 21, 2024 – From June 2 to 8, adults 50 and better can join free, fun activities in Coquitlam parks and recreation centres.

Each year, the City recognizes BC Seniors Week to acknowledge the contributions of seniors in our community. This year, Seniors Week is proudly presented by Aspira Retirement Living (Astoria and Mayfair Terrace).

In Store for 2024

Pick up a Seniors Week "Passport" booklet for a full list of activities and events offered throughout the week. Collect stamps in your passport on eligible activities—look for the "passport" icon. For every three stamps collected, you can enter into a prize draw. 

Activity highlights include:

  • The Meeting of the Melodies kickoff event—a fun filled music and dance performance
  • Low impact sports, swimming lessons and guided walks
  • Chair yoga, brain games and the 'Aspira-lympics' with Aspira Retirement Living (Astoria and Mayfair Terrace)
  • Tea, tour and textile crafting at the Evergreen Cultural Centre
  • Educational workshops such as "Navigating Your Retirement Journey" and "Co-existing with Coquitlam's Wildlife"

Visit coquitlam.ca/SeniorsWeek for activity and passport details.

Get the Latest News on Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture

Financial Assistance Available for Recreation

It is now easier than ever to access financial support for Coquitlam’s recreation services. Through the City’s Financial Assistance for Recreation program, qualifying Coquitlam residents will receive 50 free drop-in visits plus a $225 credit they can use for an expanded range of admissions, passes, programs, lessons, exam fees, supplies, rentals and more. For details or to apply online, visit coquitlam.ca/FinancialAssistanceRec

About Aspira Retirement Living

Aspira Retirement Living is the retirement division of Sienna Senior Living, offering a range of seniors’ living accommodations, including independent living, assisted living, and respite care. We have 36, and growing, communities across Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta. At Aspira, we believe seniors should be able to live the vibrant life they desire and deserve. To do so, we focus on culinary excellence in our Nourish by Aspira offering. We offer more choices and personalization in our signature engagement programs Active by Aspira and Explore by Aspira. And we establish partnerships and connections that engage residents inside and outside of their homes to ensure they are a vital part of the local community. Learn more at aspiralife.ca.

Media contact:

Jim Lacroix 
Community Recreation Manager
604-927-4386
prcs_info@coquitlam.ca 

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (HUN-kuh-MEE-num) word kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (kwee-KWET-lum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the q̓ic̓əy̓ (kat-zee), and other Coast Salish Peoples.


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