Seniors On the Go!
Seniors On the Go! at MUN Botanical Garden
Tuesday, September 20th, 2022; 10 am - 12:30pm or 12:30pm - 3 pm
All seniors are welcome to join us for a day of FREE booths, tips, talks, wellness, and to enjoy the beauty of MUN Botanical Garden. We ask that if you are attending you register forone of the morning OR afternoon sessions.
The morning session runs from 10am - 12 noon, and lunch will be served for the first 60 registrants at 12 noon.
The afternoon session runs from 1pm - 3pm, and lunch will be served for the first 40 registrants at 12:30pm. Please note this lunch is BEFORE the session begins.
Schedule of Events:
Ongoing throughout each morning and afternoon session:
Booth Fair featuring: Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP); Seniors NL; and the City of St. John's;
Please BYOB - Bring Your Own (reusable) Bag to collect information and materials from the booths.
Free admission to visit the beautiful flower gardens, and walking trails
Chat with the Horticultural Team, the Environmental Educators, and other visitors
Our staff and volunteers will be posted around the gardens and trails and will be happy to chat! Want to know how to put your garden to bed for the Fall? What is that purple flower in your garden (bring a picture)? Ever wondered how a Pitcher Plant actually eats? What is that growing on your tree? What kind of ducks are those in the pond? We've got the answers!
Enjoy getting out to socialize? This is a great event to meet up with friends and enjoy some time with your community.
Wellness in the Garden
If immersing yourself in nature wasn't enough - how about some yoga for your mind, body, and soul! Heather Pitcher from Integration Health will lead 20 minute chair yoga sessions throughout each morning and afternoon time-slot.
The above events will be paused from 12-1pm so our staff and volunteers can attend lunch as well.
12 - 1pm Lunch Break
Pre-registered attendees are invited to join us for lunch!
Thanks to a generous donation from Derek Marshall, in memory of his mother,
Lilian V. (Greening) Marshall (picture),
and partnership with of Kelsey Drive we will be offering lunch to the first 100 registrants.
Lunch will consist of:
- A sandwich of your choosing (turkey & cheese, roast beef & cheddar, or egg salad)
- A cereal bar
- A bottle of water
Chairs and benches will be available around the Garden, but you are welcome to enjoy your lunch On the Go!
As our parking lot is small, please carpool if possible. We have overflow parking across the road from the main field centre and extra parking behind the MUN Research facilities up the hill across from the Garden.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Botanical Garden at: 864-8590, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org