“Seniors in our communities and across Canada deserve our gratitude and recognition for all the valuable contributions they have made and continue to make within our families, workplaces and communities,” said MP Lauzon.
“Our government is proud to pay tribute to seniors on this National Seniors Day for all that they have done to make Canada the great nation it is today,” said the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). “We are committed to supporting the well-being of seniors and believe that depends on their staying active, staying engaged and staying informed within their communities.”
The Government of Canada officially established National Seniors Day in 2010 to provide an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate and appreciate seniors. It coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.
People looking for ideas to celebrate the seniors in their lives, or who wish to learn more about National Seniors Day, government services and benefits for seniors, or tips on how to stay active, engaged and informed are encouraged to visit seniors.gc.ca.