On October 1, join Alberta Council on Aging as we recognize and celebrate older persons for what they have contributed in the past, present and future.

The theme of “Digital Equity for All Ages” predicates the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons. Meanwhile, as efforts to connect more people are currently under way, new risks have become apparent. For example, cybercrimes and misinformation threaten the human rights, privacy, and security of older people.

What can you do?

  • Declare International Day of Older Persons in your community
  • Celebrate with a flag raising, tea, lunch, or an afternoon of local entertainment
  • Invite a speaker to your event or be a speaker at an event
    • We spoke on the topic of ageism with Lois Faris, who is an excellent guest speaker we can connect you with
  • Request a free educational workshop on Let’s Stop Ageism for any date
  • Request a free educational workshop on Recognizing Fraud for any date
  • Request a free educational workshop on Living Strong for any date
  • Make your own personal declaration for International Day of Older Persons
  • Bring awareness of the importance of digital inclusion of older persons, while tackling stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination associated with digitalization taking into account sociocultural norms and the right to autonomy.
  • Learn more about the objectives of #UNIDOP2021

For more information on International Day of Older Persons visit: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/2021-unidop-digital-equity-for-all-ages.html