For more than 30 years, Alberta has formally honoured seniors during the first week in June. With hundreds of events taking place across the province, people of all ages can attend an event, catch up with the seniors in their lives or thank those who have made a difference in their community.

“Seniors’ Week is an opportunity to thank seniors for the lifetime of service they have provided to their families, friends and neighbours. Seniors built Alberta into a key engine of our collective prosperity – and they continue to contribute through caregiving, volunteerism and experience.”

Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing

Seniors’ Week celebrations will kick off with an event on Monday, June 3 in Medicine Hat.

“Seniors need to be recognized and acknowledged for the vital role they play in our daily lives. They provide us with valuable knowledge, skills and experiences that benefit us now and will continue to benefit our province, cities and towns in the future.”

Ted Clugston, mayor, City of Medicine Hat

During Seniors’ Week, Albertans 65 years and older receive free general admission to the province’s 20 historic sites, museums and archives. Free admission does not apply to tour groups; fees for special programming at facilities still apply.

A calendar of Seniors’ Week events and more information can be found at

Itinerary for Minister Pon*

Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon is participating in local community events to celebrate Seniors’ Week.

June 1 – Calgary

  • Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association Seniors’ Week event
  • LINKages 25th Anniversary and Intergenerational Day celebration

June 2 – Calgary

  • Wing Kei Care Centre tour
  • FLC Seniors Acting Club
  • Travel to Medicine Hat

June 3 – Medicine Hat

  • Seniors’ Week Provincial Launch
  • Cypress View Lodge and Teeoda Seniors Self-Contained housing tour
  • Meeting with seniors and housing stakeholders
  • Travel to Lethbridge

June 4 – Lethbridge

  • Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre pancake breakfast
  • Meeting with seniors and housing stakeholders
  • Blue Sky Manor and Lodge tour
  • Travel to Edmonton

June 5 – Edmonton

  • Pine Creek Manor grand opening
  • Central Lions Seniors Association open house
  • Matheson Seniors Residence tour

June 6 – Edmonton, Calgary

  • The Good Samaritan Society’s 27th Annual Spirit of Caring Golf Classic
  • Older, Bolder, Better Living and Learning Symposium
  • Travel to Calgary
  • Good Companions 50 Plus Club Seniors’ Week event
  • Calgary Seniors’ Resource Soceity’s 5th Annual One for the Ages Gala

June 7 –  Red Deer, Calgary

  • Travel to Red Deer
  • Alberta Council on Aging pancake breakfast
  • Meeting with seniors and housing stakeholders
  • Piper Creek Lodge tour
  • Travel to Calgary
  • Habitat for Humanity Bowness tour
  • THIRD ACTion Film Festival

June 8 – Airdrie

  • Travel to Airdrie
  • People with Disabilities and Seniors Festival

*Subject to change

Media inquiries

  • Natalie Tomczak

    Press Secretary, Seniors and Housing