Elder Day Council seeks nominations of local elders

Woody Fridae photographed each of the 2022 Elder Day honorees. (Crystal Apilado/Winters Express)

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By Wally Pearce
Winters Elder Day Council

Annually, the Winters Elder Day Council celebrates elder adults who reside in the city of Winters, applauding each one publicly by hosting them, their families, and friends at the free and festive Elder Day reception. 

It’s an amazing learning event where people come and hear compelling stories and witness first-hand historical insights from personal narratives. The community’s help with the success of the Elder Day festivity is needed and greatly appreciated.

One honoree recounted that as a young girl, she was a tomboy, and, according to her, at 96 years young, she still is today. There are so many wonderful stories to share. One honoree was a B-17 pilot during World War II, another was a local architect responsible for many of the buildings in the city of Winters. One honoree was a United States Congressman, another has over 20 great-grandchildren. Each elder shares a common unity as parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

Elder Day
Throughout history, elder adults have achieved much for our families and community. That remains true today and that gives us reason each year to reserve a special day — Elder Day — in honor of all elder adults who are 90 years of age and older or will be 90 years of age before Dec. 31, 2023. Special people, who by their presence, make it self-evident of their importance to us all.

Elder Day — Saturday, June 24 — is set aside each year to lovingly give, and earned respect to every elderly person, via community appreciation by showing these trailblazers, our sincere affection and gratitude for what they’ve so freely given us. This is when the entire city of Winters community will embrace and celebrate the gifted people being highlighted.

Public acknowledgment is for their personal contribution to families, friends, and community. In 2023, the Winters Elder Day Council plans to bring the community together and rejoice in many of our distinguished residents, including rural areas. This is a free community event.

Looking for local elders 90 and up
The Winters Elder Day Council is looking to the community to help identify community member who are 90 years of age or older or who will be 90 this year, contact Winters Elder Day Council members Wally Pearce at 707-249-7975 or email to denropro@gmail.com or Spanish speakers can reach out to Ramon Altamirano by calling 916-600-6707 or email Ramon.altamirano@aol.com.

Save the date
Equally important, please mark your calendars and plan on attending this wonderful, and free, Elder Day festivity on Saturday, June 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s Parrish Hall located at 511 Main St. in Winters.

Please join hands with us as we watch personal history being shared. Everyone in the community and honoree’s families and friends are welcome to the free event.

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