Today is National Seniors Day – Canada’s official day to celebrate seniors, coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons.
National Seniors Day allows us to recognize the many contributions seniors make to their families and our communities. Ontario’s landscape is changing as a result of an aging population. Ontario is currently home to approximately 1.9 million people over the age of 65 and over the next two decades, the number of seniors in North America is projected to more than double. In fact, by 2036 Ontario is projected to be home to nearly 4.2 million seniors.
Senior citizens helped build this country, this province, and the communities we live in today and continue to play an active and important role in our province’s communities and in Ontario’s economy.
Earlier this year, The Ontario Government launched Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors. As part of the Plan we just released our Age-Friendly Community Planning Guide to help seniors remain engaged in community life by living safely, independently and with dignity.
Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors builds upon a solid foundation of work that has already been done:
To see a Video Message from the Hon. Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs, visit:
Join Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood in celebrating all that seniors have done for the province of Ontario and for our communities.
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