Executive Council
Children, Seniors and Social Development
Health and Community Services

September 28, 2018

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Recognize International Day of Older Persons and National Seniors Day

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will participate in multiple events to help recognize the International Day of Older Persons and National Seniors Day on Monday, October 1.

At 9:15 a.m. in the main lobby of East Block, Confederation Building, Premier Ball will make an important announcement regarding long-term care and community support services, as well as raise the United Nations Flag in recognition of seniors. Premier Ball will be joined by the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, and the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development.

A technical briefing for media will take place at the Media Centre, Ground Floor, East Block, at 8:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., Premier Ball will present the 2018 Seniors of Distinction Awards at the Capital Hotel, 208 Kenmount Road, St. John’s. Premier Ball will be joined by Minister Dempster and Derek Bennett, Parliamentary Secretary for Children, Seniors and Social Development at this event.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Seniors of Distinction Awards recognize and celebrate the contributions, achievements and diversity of seniors throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s recipients were announced on June 29, 2018, and their biographies are available here: gov.nl.ca/releases/2018/cssd/0629n06.aspx.

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Media contacts
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
MichelleCannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977
GinaMacArthur@gov.nl.ca

Tina Newhook
Health and Community Services
709-729-1377, 728-2837
tinanewhook@gov.nl.ca

2018 09 28                              1:15 p.m.