CARP marks National Seniors Day Oct. 1
This National Seniors Day (October 1), CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) is hosting Canada’s largest- ever virtual meeting of seniors in honour of older people in our communities.
A national Minute of Silence will also be observed to remember those who have died due to COVID-19 in long-term care homes in Canada.
The event features a welcome from Prime Minister Trudeau, an interview with the federal Minister of Seniors and special messages from some celebrity guests.
The national event continues with a regional virtual meeting co-hosted by Kootenay CARP Chapter 23 and North Fraser Chapter 12-specifically addressing issues affecting seniors in B.C.’s rural and urban communities.
Older people and their advocates are invited to register for this free online event at www.carp.ca/NationalSeniorsDay. The two-hour event starts at 11 a.m. (MTN) on Thursday, Oct 1.
CARP (formerly the Canadian Association for Retired Persons) is Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians. Its mission is to advocate for better healthcare, financial security, and freedom from ageism. Please share with your audience in support of CARP’s work to make Canada a better place to age for us all.
Kootenay region residents with questions or comments about the October 1 event are invited to call Karen at 250-426-5021 or email [email protected]