This is an occasion where all Canadians can join in celebrating older adults across Canada - whether a parent, a co-worker, a neighbour, or a friend. The Government of Canada is proud to acknowledge the life-long contributions our nation’s seniors have made and continue to make to their families, communities and society. Our government is focused on improving income security, social inclusion, health and housing for seniors

BCCRN celebrates National Seniors Day

October 1 is National Seniors Day 2019, an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate older adults. The intent of National Seniors Day is to showcase the contribution seniors make to the Canadian economy and that their contribution is valuable and ongoing. Seniors helped build our communities and our country.

BC Community Response Network’s intent in connecting to this event is to bring awareness to abuse, neglect and self-neglect of our vulnerable seniors.

Canadian seniors make up more than 15.6 percent of the population. By 2030, seniors will reach 9.5 million and make up 23% of Canadians.

Sadly, many older adults are vulnerable to multiple forms of abuse and need everyone to be supportive. It is easy to show your respect and gratitude for the older adults in your life. There are many options to thank the seniors in your life for all their hard work and show them just how much they’re appreciated.

Here are just a few:

  • Say “thank you”

  • Take a walk together

  • Cook a meal together

  • Treat them to a day out

  • Send a card to a senior you care about

  • Smile and just say “hi”

  • Post a message on the Seniors in Canada Facebook page

Show you care. Your local CRN can provide information and support to seniors.

National Seniors Day 2020

We’re planning to host Canada’s largest ever virtual meeting of seniors, and you’re invited!

CARP is all about thinking “big” when it comes to fighting for our country’s older adults.

This National Seniors’ Day (Oct 1) will be no exception.

This year, we want to host Canada’s largest ever virtual meeting of seniors, and we want you to be there! The online event, which will bring together a VIP panel of experts and influencers to have a critical conversation about issues affecting older adults in the age of COVID-19, is sure to be an invigorating and inspiring experience—one worthy of an important day that celebrates the power of aging across the country.

Interested in participating in this free event?

Click on the link to save your virtual seat


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