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FCSS to celebrate Senior’s Week with free drive-thru pancake breakfast

Seniors over the age of 60 must register by calling FCSS before June 4
The Barrhead FCSS will be providing seniors over the age of 60 with a drive-thru pancake breakfast this Wednesday, June 9.

There’s still a little time left for local seniors over the age of 60 to register for a free drive-thru pancake breakfast being hosted by the Barrhead and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) on Wednesday, June 9. 

Deb White of the Barrhead FCSS said they put on an event each year to celebrate Senior’s Week, which runs from June 7-13 this year. 

However, because the province is still technically in Stage 1 of the provincial Open for Summer Plan, “we had to get kind of creative,” she said. 

As part of the event, seniors will be asked to drive to the east side of the Barrhead FCSS building (which is located at 5115-45 Street) and the staff will bring them out a pre-plated meal of sausages, pancakes and scrambled eggs, along with cutlery, syrup and ketchup if they need it. 

White said the Pembina West Co-op has also donated 50 coffee vouchers that they will hand out to seniors so that they can get a hot beverage at the gas bar. 

Again, this event is free for seniors over the age of 60, but those who wish to take part must register by calling (780) 674-3341 before Friday, June 4 so that the FCSS knows how much food to prepare. 

White said they were around the 40-mark for registrations as of June 2, so there is still room for some seniors to sign up. 

While this drive-through breakfast is all FCSS is planning for Senior’s Week, White said they will be able to start up some of their seniors’ programs once the restrictions lift. 

“We want (seniors) to know that we’re still thinking about them and just offer them a little something,” she added.

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