Join in celebrating International Day of Older Persons October 1, 2020.

 

Alberta Council on Aging calls on Albertan municipalities and their various organizations to join in celebrating International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1, 2020.

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). This year has also seen the emergence of COVID-19 which has caused an upheaval across the world. It has also raised the question: How do pandemics change how we address age and ageing?

Marking this day emphasizes the value of seniors and raises awareness about the inequalities and barriers older adults face. Let us also recognize and celebrate positive age and honor the older adults in our communities.

Click here to read our full Call to Action Letter to Municipality Leaders
Click here to view our Press Release
Click here to view our 2020 International Day of Older Persons Declaration

Click here to view a tip sheet provided by Alberta Seniors and Housing on safely hosting events and ideas to celebrate International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2020.

For more information or to let us know you will be taking part in this celebration, contact Jessica Kinsella, Volunteer Coordinator at coordinator@acaging.ca

We look forward to celebrating International Day of Older Persons with you on October 1, 2020!