June 14th was a special day with big news for local seniors at the Ontario Paper Company Thorold Seniors Centre.
The Seniors Info Fair on June 14th at the community event featured vendor booths with displays by Henderson’s Pharmacy, Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre, Heart to Home Meals, Thorold Community Activities Group among other companies. Visitors were able to meet the local experts, ask questions, get advice on seniors related matters, and pick up brochures. Pictured above, Jean D’Amelio Swyer, Elaine Damico and Lora Vary discuss some ideas with Mary Anne from Heart to Home Meals Niagara.
In a presentation later in the day by Dominic Ventresca, Niagara Age-Friendly Co-Chair, the audience was also informed that Thorold has become one of 847 members of the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
Elio’s Helps Make Thorold an Age Friendly Community
Henderson’s Pharmacy Leads Age Friendly Community
Presentations were also made to recognize Margaret Timmons and John D’Amico who were both honoured as Thorold’s Senior Citizen of the Year.
Margaret Timmons is a Right to Life founding member, and with the Birth Right organization the 98 year-old volunteer assists pregnant women. Her community involvement includes membership in the Catholic Women’s League and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She is also a former chair of the SVDP House.
A former member of the defunct Thorold Chamber of Commerce, today John Damico is chair of the Niagara Centre Board of Trade and Commerce. In the past he also served on the board of directors at Club Roma and later at Club Capri.