August 15, 2019 3:49 pm

Saskatoon seniors go back to summer camp

Preston Park II Retirement home residents got the chance to participate in wide variety of activities like archery, cooking, dance and art classes.

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Going camping is a classic summer tradition and some Saskatoon seniors are getting in on the fun.

Preston Park II Retirement home residents got the chance to participate in a wide variety of activities like archery, cooking, dance and art classes.

The elderly campers also enjoyed a campfire complete with songs, stories and S’mores.

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All Seniors Care centres across Canada participated in the inaugural two-day event. The goal is to get residents more active and social.

Preston Park II Retirement home residents and staff sit around a camp fire.

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“It kind of brings them back to their youth a little,” said health and wellness director with Preston Park, Mark Diakiw.

“They get to have some fun like they used to have at summer camp.”

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Every month the seniors care facility hosts an event and decided on the summer camp theme for August.

The oldest camper participating in Saskatoon is 100-years-old.

The event wraps up Aug. 15.

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