We can all think of a senior who has made a difference in our lives. They are mentors, teachers, grandparents and loved ones. They are volunteers and role models.
They deserve our gratitude and recognition for the valuable contributions they have made, and continue to make, in our communities, workplaces, and families.
Every day, seniors right here in this province make a big difference in our communities. On Oct. 1, National Seniors Day, let’s take the time to celebrate local seniors and show our appreciation for everything they do.
Our government remains committed to improving the wellbeing and quality of life of seniors and near-seniors through our programs, services and benefits.
To further demonstrate this commitment, the seniors.gc.ca website was recently redeveloped to include a new “Information for Seniors” portal, bringing together a variety of federal, provincial/territorial and municipal resources about relevant programs and benefits.
We also support positive and active aging through the collaborative Age-Friendly Communities Initiative, Physical Activity Tips for Older Adults, and falls-prevention initiatives. Information on these initiatives can be found in the Active, Engaged, Informed section of seniors.gc.ca.
We value what seniors have done for our country, and they deserve our thanks. National Seniors Day is our time to join together as a nation to honour Canada’s seniors.
As your Member of Parliament for Egmont and Regional Minister for P.E.I., I encourage you to find your own unique way to celebrate the seniors in your life. Perhaps make time to visit, or send a simple thank-you note to a senior you know.
However you choose to express your gratitude, the message that we value older Canadians will be heard and appreciated.
I am looking forward to celebrating National Seniors Day and encourage everyone to celebrate the seniors in their community.
Visit seniors.gc.ca for ideas on how to celebrate National Seniors Day, including a new Do-it-Yourself Guide for planning a National Seniors Day event. You can also find information on programs and services for seniors or tips on how to better stay active, engaged and informed.
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans