Seniors 60 and over are being treated to a free afternoon movie at the Cochrane Movie House on Monday, June 6 at 1 p.m. to kick off the lineup of Senior Week activities being coordinated by Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

Today, Dan Kroffat and event ambassador Bill Gibbons announced the film "Bridges of Madison County" will be featured. It follows in the footsteps of last year's hugely successful inaugural event.

There's free admission, popcorn, and refreshments. With only 150 tickets available, Kroffat recommends people act quickly.

"What I highly recommend is don't put off registering because we feel 150 will go real quick," says Kroffat.

They are available by phoning the FCSS office at 403-851-2250.

Kroffat says several community-minded sponsors have stepped forward to make it all possible. Cochrane Toyota is sponsoring admission, Cochrane Home Treasures is paying for the popcorn and the refreshments are being provided by FCSS.

COLT, the town's transit system, will provide transportation for those who require it.

Gibbons is excited to once again serve as the event's ambassador and will be promoting it wherever he goes in the community.

"I think it's really important in the sense that COVID is over and people just want to get out and meet each other. It's good for seniors to interact with other seniors, build some camaraderies, and just have some fun."

It was Kroffat who selected the movie. He took into account the age group and the success of presenting "On Golden Pond" last year. This time around, he was given a choice of about 20 movies, many of them violent in nature. That's not the case with "Bridge."

"It's a love story, it has a degree of sadness to it, and it was a box office smash. The women will love this "

More details on this and other Seniors Week activities are forthcoming.