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 positive age and the #LetsStopAgeism Campaign.

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

Click here to request the media kit