The local support group called Airdrie Young at Heart is keeping Airdrie seniors busy.

The group gives local seniors a chance to talk and enjoy each other's company while doing all kinds of different activities.

Audrey Borland, the Founder and President of the group talked about some of the things the group does together.

"We have diners and breakfast together, we play bingo and go to trivia night together. Anything fun we can find to do, we will do it as a group."

The group that was formed pretty much by accident has been expanding for the past five years.

"It started out as one lady and I went for coffee together and from there we just started inviting more and more friends. Now we have a group of over 80 members."

One thing members of the group do is create blankets and then put different kinds of fidget toys on for people suffering from Alzheimer's, Dementia, Autism or ADHD. Really, anybody who could use such blankets, the group will donate them.

"We have donated 246 of these blankets within the community."

AirdriePhoto one of many different types of blankets they make.

Some of the places these blankets are donated to include Airdrie Care Community, Community Links, the Boys and Girls Club and the RCMP Victim Support Services in Airdrie.

"Each blanket comes with its own wash bag as well so you don't have to risk wrecking anything."

According to Borland, the BGC Airdrie Club holds the record for the most blankets received which is 80.

The group does hope they can get into this year's Canada Day Parade to spread the word about what they do.

To join the group it only costs $20 for the year, to learn more click HERE or send an email to

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