The Senior Power Conference is coming up this Friday (October 13). The Senior Power Conference is a biannual conference put together by a planning committee that is made up of local organizations and agencies who provide services to the senior population in the community. 

Speakers are brought in on the day of the conference to speak on topics that would engage the 55 plus community and as Crystal Gaudet, Chief Administrative Officer for the Wheatland Family and Community Services (WFCSS) explained there will be speakers from the Canadian Revenue Agency all the way to speakers from Siksika Nation. 

"We have Canada representatives from Canada Revenue Agency coming to talk about scams that tend to target seniors, what they can do about that. We have an Alberta Health Services dietician coming to talk about gut health. We even have a representative from Siksika to talk about the Siksika history."

Registration for the event closed on Friday (October 6) but for the community members that did register for the conference, the price of the ticket was $10, and it included all sorts of things like lunch, coffee and muffins and it also gives the opportunity to browse local venders that will be there as well.

Gaudet explained why having this biannual Senior Power Conference is very important for the community.

"It is to give the opportunity to seniors to get out of their homes, take their friends with them to have a day that is just designated for them and have a space where they can learn a lot."

The next Senior Power Conference will be held in the spring of 2025 and in the in between years there will be a Woman's Conference and that will be held again in the spring of 2024. 

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