The Mayor of Woodstock will open council today with a proclamation declaring June as Seniors Month and is encouraging everyone to call, write and stay in touch with the seniors who helped build our community.
WOODSTOCK - The Mayor of Woodstock will open council today with a proclamation declaring June as Seniors Month.
This is a nationwide celebration. Mayor Trevor Birtch says it's a chance for us to celebrate our seniors.
"We have always taken time here in the City of Woodstock to recognize members in our community that have gone before us, our grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours and friends who have helped build this community."
Birtch says this year, seniors month carries some extra meaning.
"Now more than ever, especially with what we have seen going on during the pandemic. We need to make sure that we take care of the health and wellbeing of all the members in our community. I want to encourage everyone in the Friendly City to reach out, make a phone call, wave and continue to reach out to our seniors. Whether they are in long term care, or retirement homes, you may not be able to go face to face but you can definitely cheer them up from out side the windows. I encourage everyone to get out there and recognize those leaders and mentors and volunteers that built our community and made it so vibrant today."
The City of Woodstock council meeting will once again be done virtually and you can watch it on their stream here.