The Township of Tiny updated seniors and presented the Senior of the Year Award at its annual Senior Symposium at the Tiny Township Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 20.
At the Senior Symposium, Township Council and staff provided 130 guests with an update on Tiny’s Local Aging Plan, which outlines opportunities to enhance senior services and build an Age-Friendly Community. The town’s key priorities of the Local Aging Plan include transportation, housing, social participation, community support and health services, and more. Mayor George Cornell also introduced Tiny’s new Senior Advisory Committee that will guide the implementation of the plan. The Tiny’s Senior of the Year “Heart of Tiny” Award was presented to Marg Thomson. The award recognizes an outstanding senior age 65 or above that has contributed to the enrichment of the social, cultural and civic life of the Township of Tiny.
Thomson, 84, was nominated by her peers at the Wyebridge Women’s Institute. She has donated her time as a retired occupational therapist and taught homemaking clubs for teenagers, while also volunteering the Midland Alliance Church, Out of the Cold (at Knox Church) and the Georgian Bay General Hospital.
In addition, Thomson scripted and helped design the four history signs located at the Wyebridge Community Centre. In her free time, she knits sweaters for an African orphanage, works with the Midland Historical Society and decorates the bridge over the Wye River for Christmas, Easter, Canada Day and Thanksgiving.
If you want more information about local senior services, Tiny’s Local Aging Plan and Tiny’s Directory of Senior Services, click here. See images from the 2019 Senior Symposium and Senior of the Year Award Ceremony on the town Facebook page or the town website.