Members of the White Rock/Surrey Chapter of CARP – A New Vision of Aging pose with White Rock's mayor and council at tlast week's council meeting.

CARP, White Rock to recognize seniors

Flag-raising ceremony scheduled for National Seniors Day on Oct. 1

The value of seniors to every community will be the focus of a flag-raising ceremony at White Rock City Hall next month.

White Rock council gave the thumbs-up to the Oct. 1 National Seniors Day event last week, following a presentation by Ramona Kaptyn, chair of the White Rock/Surrey Chapter of CARP – A New Vision of Aging in Canada.

“Seniors in White Rock are present in all aspects of our lives: they are our parents, our grandparents, our teachers, our volunteers, our mentors, our neighbours and our coworkers,” Kaptyn said.

Kaptyn noted the effort coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, which celebrates the contributions made by seniors to better their communities, families and workplaces.

CARP is a non-profit advocacy group for Canadians aged 45-plus.

White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin commended Kaptyn for a “noticeable” increase in local CARP activities.

Kaptyn said anyone who wishes to come out to the 9 a.m. flag-raising ceremony is welcome.

The flag is “to remind older residents that they are a vibrant, important part of this age-friendly community.”

City hall is located at 15322 Buena Vista Ave.


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