'You have to look after your own health': Yukon seniors encouraged to keep active at Whitehorse event

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Watercolour painting, pilates and pickleball were just a few of the activities offered to seniors in Whitehorse on Saturday to mark United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons. 

Resilience in a changing world is this year’s theme for the day and also the focus of drop-in sessions organized by the City of Whitehorse and Yukon’s ElderActive Recreation Association, said ElderActive’s program coordinator David Jennings.

“Coming out of a pandemic, people have lost that activity, they haven’t lost the drive, it’s just getting the activity going again,” said Jennings.

Seniors had the chance to attend sessions on nutrition and e-bikes or play shuffleboard and take drumming lessons.

“It gives the opportunity for seniors who’ve never tried [an activity] to give it a try to see if they

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