A Message from the Office for Aging and Seniors – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Good day,

Saturday, October 1st is National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons.

National Seniors Day is an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize the many contributions of seniors and the ways in which they continue to shape our lives.

The International Day of Older Persons is also celebrated annually on October 1 to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives.

Various groups organize activities around National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons. This often includes:

·         displays of promotional material at community events, and in schools, in health care institutions, office buildings and on public notice boards;

·         media announcements highlighting the day and activities that promote older persons; and

·         inter-generational cooperation on voluntary activities focused on the environment, health, education or community services.

The Office for Aging and Seniors encourages seniors’ organizations, retiree groups and communities generally to mark National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons.

We have promotional and informational materials that we can send you on a priority basis to support your efforts to reflect positive images of aging and to communicate helpful program information. If you are interested in these, please fill out our updated materials order form (attached) and return it to us as soon as possible.

Also, we are forwarding to you the message below from the federal Minister of State (seniors) regarding National Seniors Day with links to resources to help community groups mark the day! They include a sample article for inclusion in your organizational newsletter, and some e-posters and e-postcards.

We invite you to join with others across the country and the world to celebrate National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons!

Office for Aging and Seniors

Department of Health and Community Services
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
3rd floor, West Block, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
1-709-729-4856
1-888-494-2266 (free call)
aging-and-seniors@gov.nl.ca