As part of the #LetsStopAgeism campaign, you can make a personal proclamation for International Day of Older Persons.


Share this image on social media and click here to add your name to the list of people declaring International Day of Older Persons for themselves.


Let’s Stop Ageism together. Now.

The Let’s Stop Ageism campaign incorporates digital marketing, arts-based events, and educational programming to address ageism head on, raise awareness, promote discussion, and invite community members of all ages to embrace and celebrate older people.

Take the Aging Attitudes Survey

You can share as little or as much information about yourself as you would like. Take the survey by clicking here:

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Celebrate International Day of Older Persons on October 1

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 seniors’ 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!


Our postcards showcase Albertans and their insights on aging.

Want postcards to share? Or want to see yourself on a postcard? Contact us.

Look who is celebrating this year!

Province of Alberta
Region 1
Grande Prairie
County Of Northern Lights
Region 2
St. Paul
Lac la Biche
Region 3
Drayton Valley
Region 4
Edmonton – Sage Seniors Association
Region 5
Red Deer
Region 6
Region 8
Medicine Hat
     Chinook Village
Region 9

Join our Advisory Committee

Want to advise on campaign initiatives, support the development of educational materials, and be a champion for the campaign? Join the Advisory Committee

Participation is voluntary and you are welcome to participate as much or as little as you wish.

Help promote the #LetsStopAgeism Campaign

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

Learn about Ageism

Alberta Council on Aging is committed to bringing presentations and resources to your community at little or no cost to participants. Book a Let’s Stop Ageism presentation for your organization today!

Click here for more information on all of the Senior Friendly programs Alberta Council on Aging offers.