Simcoe, Ontario – Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk, marked Canada’s National Seniors Day on October 1.
“Seniors in Haldimand-Norfolk and across Canada deserve our gratitude and recognition for all the valuable contributions they have made and continue to make within our families, workplaces and communities,” said Ms. Finley.
“The Government of Canada is proud to pay tribute to seniors on this day and is committed to supporting their well-being,” said the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), from Ottawa. “We believe the well-being of seniors depends on their staying active, staying engaged and staying informed.”
The Government of Canada officially established National Seniors Day in 2010 to provide an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate and appreciate seniors. It coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.
People looking for ideas to celebrate the seniors in their lives, or who wish to learn more about National Seniors Day and/or programs and services for seniors, are encouraged to visit www.seniors.gc.ca.
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