by Lucie Roy
October 1 was International Day of Older Persons. In recognition of this day-the Town of Morinville and FCSS department connected with community businesses and local organizations to fill 80 Swag bags to be presented to individuals 55+ that have registered to receive one.
Mary Benson, Community Services/FCSS Coordinator Seniors Programming said a huge thank you goes out to our local businesses and organizations that donated “Swag”, coupons or discount vouchers.
All of the beautiful re-usable shopping bags were sewn by participants, friends and volunteers of the Morinville AHS- Adult Day Program.
October 1 has been proclaimed Day of Older Persons in Alberta to recognize and acknowledge their contributions to their communities, raise awareness of their interests and concerns and address misconceptions about aging.