Oct 1st International Day of Older Persons

 In 1990, the United Nations declared International Day of Older Persons. This day was recognized in Alberta in 2017 with a minister declaration, and since then communities across Alberta have joined the movement and made their own declarations.

International Day of Older Persons gives us the opportunity to: recognize and acknowledge older Albertans and their contributions to our communities; raise awareness about older adults’ interests and concerns; and address misconceptions about aging.

What can you do?

Declare October 1 as International Day of Older Persons in your community.

Celebrate with a flag raising, tea, lunch, or an afternoon of local entertainment!

Help promote the #LetsStopAgeism Campaign

The media kit includes a variety of tools to help you spread the word.

Click here to access the media kit

Thank you to the cities, communities, and organizations that took part in International Day of Older Persons.