FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT:
Julie Meyers
Whatcom Council on Aging
jmeyers@whatcomcoa.org
(360) 733-4030 ext. 1025
https://whatcomcoa.org

Picnic with a Purpose: A week of drive-through cookouts and resource bag distributions for Whatcom County Seniors

Older adults throughout Whatcom County are invited to join the Whatcom Council on Aging (WCOA) and local senior centers for Picnic with a Purpose. The event, which replaces their annual Senior Day in the Park picnic, will include a week of drive-through cookouts at five senior centers throughout the County during the week of August 23rd-27th. Participants will receive a delicious take-away meal as well as a bag filled with information and swag to help them reconnect with their local senior center as well as with community partners in the areas of housing, transportation, recreation, health and wellness, entertainment and more! 

In 2020 more than 800 seniors throughout Whatcom County participated in Picnic with a Purpose, and this year WCOA expects an even larger turnout. Event sponsors include VibrantUSA, Signature Healthcare at Home, Humana, Regence, Eden Home Health, and Airline Catering. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 or whatever is affordable. All donations will benefit Whatcom County senior centers.

Please choose the location that works best for you. The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, August 23, 2021, 11:30-12:30 p.m. at Sumas Senior Center
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 11:30-1:00 p.m. at Lynden Senior Center
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2021, 11:30-1:00 p.m. at Blaine Senior Center
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021, 11:30-1:00 p.m. at Ferndale Senior Center
  • Friday, August 27, 2021, 11:30- 1:00 p.m. at Bellingham Senior Activity Center

For more information, contact Julie at 360-733-4030 x1025; jmeyers@whatcomcoa.org.

About Whatcom Council on Aging: Whatcom Council on Aging is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting healthy aging. Our largest programs include Meals on Wheels and More, Bellingham Senior Activity Center, and Bellingham At Home.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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