May is Senior Awareness Month, a time to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of older adults, to recognize organizations that serve older adults and to enhance community involvement across generations. The City of Eden Prairie has celebrated Senior Awareness Month since 1993.
The City’s Senior Center held a number of events throughout May dedicated to senior awareness and several of them involved the Police Department. In early May, Officer Scott Mittelstadt and his K-9 partner Riggs visited the Senior Center to talk about the K-9 program in Eden Prairie, the type of work Riggs does and the training needed to keep him sharp.
On May 23 seniors enjoyed a catered dinner at the Senior Center which was served by police officers and firefighters.