Looking for Winters elders

The Winters Elder Day Council is looking for the next group of local elders to honor.
Honorees and past honorees at the third annual Winters Elder Day in 2019. Photo by Rosemary Hemenway/Winters Express

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The Winters Elder Day Council is looking for local residents who are 90 years of age or older, or who will be turning 90 in this calendar year, and who have not yet been recognized at a previous Winters Elder Day celebration.

Citizens who meet this age requirements can live within Winters city limits or in the rural surrounding area.

Eligible Winters elders will be honored at the fourth annual Winters Elder Day on Saturday, June 27 from 2-4 p.m.

Winters Elder Day Council team member Wally Pearce said 27 Winters elders have been recognized over the past three celebrations.

Winters Elder Day was first celebrated in 2017 as a way for the community to gather together to honor local elders, acknowldege their personal contributions to their families and community, and hear stories about their life experiences.

To recommend a community elder in the specified age group contact Pearce at 530-771-7265 or email denropro@gmail.com.

Individuals who speak Spanish may contact Irena Goya-Tweedt at 530-212-1035 or email igoya-tweedt@wintershealth.org.


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