Placentia bringing youth and seniors together

Nicholas Mercer
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Published on June 10, 2014

Placentia resident Marion Andell shows off a jar of beef soup she bottled during the Age Friendly Fair on Placentia on June 10.

Published on June 10, 2014

Town crier Angus Gilbert reads out the proclomation.

Published on June 10, 2014

Evelyn King (left) gets her blood pressure checked by registered nurse Karen Griffin.

Published on June 10, 2014

Jean Budden of the Dunille branch of the Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institute shows off a rug she hooked.

Published on June 10, 2014

There were more than a dozen students from Laval High in Placentia who took part in the fair. Here, from left, Brenda Webb, Lindsay Greene, Shania Griffiths, Hailey Fudge, Michael Nash and Paul Bavis wear red in support of the RCMP.

Published on June 10, 2014

Sarah McHugh with the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador goes over wills and estates with a group of seniors.

Published on June 10, 2014

Grant Fitzpatrick made a stirring presentation on mental health that touched both young and old. 

A unique event in the Town of Placentia has brought together two distinct age groups.

 

The Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce has clued up the first day of its second Age Friendly Fair at the Freshwater Community Centre June 10-11.

The fair is bringing together youth and senior citizens for two days of showcases and learning opportunities.

The fair features presentations by experts in the fields of nutrition, fitness, mental illness, gardening and housing, as well as starting your own business and other topics.

While the main focus of the fair was youths and seniors, there were middle-aged residents of the area who took part as well.

Some learned how to bottle soup, while others learned they are not alone in their struggles with anxiety.

 The Compass was there today (June 10) and captured these photos.

nmercer@cbncompass.ca

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