International Day of Older Persons

For the first time in Alberta’s history, the International Day of Older Persons was declared on October 1, 2017.

There will be more than one million seniors in Alberta in little over a decade and at that point one in five Albertans will be considered an older person. As the province’s demographics change society’s appreciation of seniors continues to grow and we celebrate their past and present contributions.

International Day of Older Persons was established by the United Nations in 1990 and has been celebrated in Canada as National Seniors Day since 2010.

This year’s IDOP theme is Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.

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