Executive Council
Children, Seniors and Social Development
September 29, 2017

Provincial Government Acknowledges National Seniors Day and International Day of Older Persons

The Provincial Government, along with Canadians and citizens from around the world, join to recognize National Seniors Day and International Day of Older Persons, observed annually on October 1.

National Seniors Day pays tribute to seniors who continue to shape and influence Canadian communities, workplaces and society. International Day of Older Persons is a global effort aimed to recognize the important contributions of seniors and to increase understanding of the challenges faced by some older adults.

Given an aging population in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government is focusing on charting a path forward to ensure that older adults throughout the province remain healthy, active, and engaged citizens, living in their own homes and active in their own, age-friendly communities for as long as possible.

"On behalf of the Provincial Government, and all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, I would like to thank older adults in our province for their significant and meaningful contributions. Your knowledge, skills and experience have helped shape our province. Together we will work to identify new opportunities to ensure this population remains active and engaged in our communities.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

"Older adults in our province have a wide range of experience and needs. This government is committed to providing the best possible services and programs for seniors, while respecting independence. We also look forward to the opportunity to engage seniors, facilitate healthy aging and promote the well-being and full inclusion of older adults in our society.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

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Learn More
Children, Seniors and Social Development - www.cssd.gov.nl.ca/seniors/index.html

National Seniors Day - www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/campaigns/national-seniors-day.html external link icon

International Day of Older Persons - www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/international-day-of-older-persons-homepage.html external link icon

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Media contacts
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier

Krista Dalton
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 685-6492

2017 09 29                              1:45 p.m.