older persons

Celebrating seniors across Canada

Seniors contribute to their communities every day. These days, many seniors are continuing to work far past their 65 years. Others are volunteering for community programs, helping a neighbour, acting as a caregiver, all the while sharing their talents and life experience with others. There are many important initiatives that would be lost without the contributions of seniors. While seniors don't have to be reminded of their contributions, sometimes the world needs to be! 

What better way to showcase our seniors than to celebrate them! 

Edmonton: October 1st ‘International Day for Seniors’ on the agenda for spring sitting of Alberta’s legislature

Edmonton: The government of Alberta will put the recognition of October 1st, the UN International Day of Older Persons on the order paper for the Spring 2018 Session of the provincial Legislature.

The decision was made last week at a meeting in the Legislature between executive members of the Alberta Federation of Union Retirees (AFUR) and senior staff to the Hon. Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing. AFUR is the provincial body for local units of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC).