National Seniors Day gives us all an opportunity to celebrate the profound contributions of seniors in our homes, communities and workplaces.
Oct. 1 of each year is National Seniors Day, which coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate the profound contributions of seniors in our homes, communities and workplaces.
The 2010 Speech from the Throne (SFT) announced that the Government would support legislation to create a National Seniors Day. The Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act received Royal Assent on Nov. 18, 2010. Canada’s very first National Seniors Day was celebrated on Oct. 1, 2011.
For Federal Retirees, tackling seniors’ issues is not reserved for Oct. 1, but National Seniors Day is still a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and to join a global conversation about healthy aging. Keep your eye on our website and our social media feeds in the lead-up to National Seniors Day for informative articles and opportunities to get involved.
One of the best ways to celebrate National Seniors Day and show our appreciation for older Canadians is to ensure that our cities and communities are good places to grow up and grow older.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the disproportionate impact it has had on older Canadians has amplified the need for a national seniors strategy, and called attention to long-standing issues with Canada’s health and social systems, highlighting the need for a new approach which includes better policy and investment.
Join us in supporting the call for a national seniors strategy and asking governments to transform older adult care in Canada. We have information, tools and resources to help you get the word out.
An important aspect of advocating for good public policy is making sure that it is recognized by our representatives and prioritized by our government. Federal Retirees is building a nationwide network of advocates to advance our mission – to significantly improve the quality and security of retirement for our members and all Canadians. We’re calling this network Reach 338 – because our goal is to ensure that our advocacy work reaches all 338 federal ridings before the next election.
To participate and help ensure Federal Retirees’ message is heard across the country, join the network!
Social media is a great way to join the conversation about National Seniors Day and the importance of older Canadians in our lives. We’ve crafted social media posts and downloadable images you can share among your networks.
On Facebook, use our posts and download our shareable image to raise awareness of National Seniors Day and celebrate Canadian seniors. Don’t forget to visit Federal Retirees on Facebook too to share our posts and keep up to date on our work!
Download our National Seniors Day image and share it with your Facebook community!
- October 1 is National Seniors Day! Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Canada’s seniors.
- On National Seniors Day, I support intergenerational solidarity! Canadians of all ages make meaningful contributions as friends, neighbours, volunteers, colleagues, coworkers and loved ones.
- In honour of National Seniors Day, let’s speak up to improve long term and home care in Canada! Join the National Association of Federal Retirees in telling our governments to transform older adult care.
On Twitter, use the hashtag #SeniorsDay or #NationalSeniorsDay to join the conversation, share our sample posts and images below and follow @fedretirees to share our posts with your networks.
Download our National Seniors Day image and share it with your Twitter community!
- #NationalSeniorsDay is October 1. Celebrate the amazing #seniors in your life!
- On #SeniorsDay, I support intergenerational solidarity! Canadians of all ages make meaningful contributions. #thankyouseniors
- In honour of #NationalSeniorsDay, let’s speak up to improve long term and home care in Canada! Join @fedretirees in calling for improvements to #OlderAdultCare.
The United Nations website offers background information and resources regarding the International Day of Older Persons.