It has been a fun-filled week of activities for Cochrane area seniors, and it's not quite over yet.

Seniors Week is ending with a bang with some highly sociable events on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday afternoon, Family and Community Support Services will be serving MacKay's Ice Cream from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at their office, 209 2 Ave. W. There's also a chance to enter a draw for prizes. They warn that ice cream supplies are limited.

That same evening, the Senior on the Bow is holding a fundraising dance featuring the Hippocratic Oath Big Band. Registration is required. This late in the game, phone 403-932-6002 to see if any tickets are available. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Proceeds go right back into supporting their programming.

The weekend ends on Sunday with a Senior Stroll along the Bow with Cochrane's very own Marathon Man, Martin Parnell. It's a leisurely walk or roll at your own pace and distance, with rest stops along the way. A COLT shuttle bus is available halfway for those that need a rest.

Dan Kroffat, a senior who helped organize the event, says it's a great opportunity for people to socialize with friends and make new acquaintances.

"It gives the community again the opportunity to get together and meet each other. It's been a hard two years with COVID," says Kroffat, "and I think these outings where we can get our seniors outdoors are going to benefit them a lot."

Coffee and muffins will be provided after the walk.

A free showing of the film "Bridges of Madison County" at the Cochrane Movie House, complete with popcorn and a refreshment, helped kick off the week on June 6.  Events were held throughout the week, thanks to community organizations like SOTB, the SLS Family Sports Centre, and community-minded businesses.