Seniors Learning on the Go is a segment of an ongoing series of learning events for seniors. This series is made possible by a New Horizons for Seniors grant which was received by Tele-Drive with Rural Rides under WA Transpo. Seniors are learning more about communities within Westmorland and Albert Counties, as well as learning more skills. The third event in the series took place on September 25th when two buses of seniors travelling from Albert County and the Salisbury region arrived in Dorchester to begin a day of fun and learning.
After lunch, the seniors went to Fort Folly to learn about medicinal herbs and plants used by the indigenous community. One group was treated to an informational walk on a medicinal trail learning about the uses of plants. The walk ended with an interesting visit to the sweat lodge where the group learned about its significance and use. The other group enjoyed a tour of the Keillor House Museum.
Many thanks to all who made the day wonderful – those preparing and serving the meal, the bus drivers, Nicole Dubé, the Government of Canada for the grant and to Alice Folkins for organizing the day and giving the tour of Keillor House.
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