Elderfest slated for Sept. 14 at Ford Field

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Dearborn Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. (front row, fourth from left) leads off the 2010 Elderfest at Ford Field Park.

DEARBORN – Senior citizens can enjoy all the traditional fun offered by Dearborn’s Elderfest, but this year in a cooler and calmer environment from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14.

Elderfest had been part of the city’s Homecoming festival in August for decades, but this year, it will be a stand-alone event at the North Shelter of Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill.

It is hoped the weather will be milder and parking will be more convenient as senior citizens partake in free activities designed just for them, city officials said.

Autumn Elderfest is organized by the Senior Services Division of the Dearborn Recreation and Parks Department. The presenting sponsor is Oakwood Healthcare.

Included are a free breakfast, bottled water, hot dogs, soft pretzels, soft drinks and ice cream.

There will be bingo, warm-up exercises before the annual Fun Walk with Mayor John O’Reilly Jr., music by the Meltones, bocce ball, the Anniversary Waltz and a raffle.

Oakwood will also conduct blood pressure checks.

For more information, call 313-943-2412.