United Nations International Day of Older Persons

Media Release

For Immediate Release

 United Nations International Day of Older Persons

October 1

 For the first time in Alberta’s history, International Day of Older Persons was declared on October 1, 2017.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions”. Help celebrate the second year of International Day of Older Persons in Alberta on October 1, 2018. Together, let us:

  • Promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration and what it means in the daily lives of older persons;
  • Raise the visibility of older people as participating members of society committed to improving the enjoyment of human rights in many areas of life and not just those that affect them immediately;
  • Reflect on progress and challenges in ensuring full and equal enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons; and
  • Engage broad audiences across the world and mobilize people for human rights at all stages of life.

Alberta Council on Aging’s mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors and encourage their participation in all aspects of community by educating seniors and the public and by advising government.

We ask everyone to deepen their commitment to a social contract where no one is left behind and purposeful living throughout the entire life cycle is possible!

Ron Rose,

Alberta Council on Aging


For more information about this media release, please contact:
Donna Durand, Executive Director
Alberta Council on Aging
780.423.7781/ 1.888.423.9666  [email protected]