Smart 55: October is National Seniors Month

A touch of frost lets us know that fall is here and is a very wondrous season.

A touch of frost lets us know that fall is here and is a very wondrous season.

Mother Nature’s display of leaves starting to turn is truly a beautiful sight to behold and the abundance of fruit and vegetables that we are able to enjoy from our gardens and the farmer’s market are amazing.

Congratulations to all the senior athletes from Williams Lake and area who won 17 medals competing in the North Central Zone at the BC Seniors Games held in Langley from Sept. 9-13.

Also congratulations to all the seniors who entered articles in the Harvest Fair.

There are so many talented people who enter their works of art each year in the fair for all to enjoy.

It was equally enjoyable to see many of our young children enter their exhibits, as well.

The parents are to be commended for encouraging their children to participate.

There have been some changes in the Seniors Activity Centre board of directors: Pat Cullum is the new interim president and Pam Abrahamse will serve as the secretary.

National Seniors Day is celebrated on Oct. 1.

During the month of October everyone in the community is encouraged to honour and celebrate seniors for their valuable contributions to society as leading mentors and role models.

The Old Age Pensioners Organization Branch 93 will be having its fall pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Seniors Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Be sure to bring the whole family and friends for a hardy breakfast, a great way to start the day.

The OAPO will have its fall, good used winter clothing sale on Oct. 25-26 at the Seniors Centre downstairs.

Use the side entrance.

Bring used clothing for the sale to the centre by Oct. 23 so it can be sorted before the sale by the volunteers.

The October monthly meeting of the OAPO Branch 93 will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Seniors Centre.

Please come as new members are always welcome. Coffee, tea and refreshments are served at the meeting.

It’s a great time to socialize and to get acquainted with this energetic group.

Until next month, enjoy the fall before winter descends upon us.