National Seniors Day

National Seniors Day

National Seniors Day is October 1

This is an occasion where all Canadians can join in celebrating older adults across Canada - whether a parent, a co-worker, a neighbour, or a friend. The Government of Canada is proud to acknowledge the life-long contributions our nation’s seniors have made and continue to make to their families, communities and society. Our government is focused on improving income security, social inclusion, health and housing for seniors.

It is easy to show your respect and gratitude for the older adults in your life. There are many options to thank the seniors in your life for all of their hard work and show them just how much they're appreciated. Here are just a few:

  • Say "thank you"
  • Take a walk together
  • Cook a meal together
  • Treat them to a day out
  • Post a message on the Seniors in Canada Facebook page

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Note: This transcript has been translated from French to English.

My aspiration is balance. Really to achieve a greater peace. If you want to have balance, you just have to think that you want to have balance, and it will come to you.

My name is Gildas and I live in Gatineau.

I really enjoy having a kind of balance between physical activity and spiritual and intellectual activity.

It’s based on a foundation where, in the morning, I do meditation, stretching exercises, a bit of yoga and breathing exercises. But meditation is really a good foundation for starting the day.

I do a lot of physical exercise. I really enjoy moving and I practice yoga, I practice Essentrics. Yoga is for flexibility and balance, and Essentrics is for my joint health.

Move for at least 45 minutes every day. All the studies show it, for fighting Alzheimer’s or to slow its progress, or to fight degenerative diseases and cancer. There are almost no diseases where the recommendation is not to move. So by doing that, you stay in shape.

Text on screen: How do you maintain your well-being and an active lifestyle? #SeniorsInCanada

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