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What                                      Hamilton’s International Day of Older Persons Public Event

When                                     Monday October 1, 2018

Time                                       10:00am to 2:00pm

Where                                    Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. W (2nd Floor)

Cost                                       FREE!

About the event

HAMILTON,ON-October 1st, 2018 – A coalition of retiree organizations including supportive organizations – United Way Halton & Hamilton, City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Council on Aging are coordinating a special event to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. The event will take place at the Hamilton City Hall (2nd Floor) on Monday October 1st, commencing at 10am. Mayor Fred Eisenberger will bring greetings at 10:30 am.

The International Day of Older Persons [IDOP] was proclaimed in 1982 by the United Nations General Assembly reaffirming its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights and called for the elimination of age discrimination, neglect, abuse and violence. The Day of Older Persons is also a time to celebrate the contributions of older adults to our community and the important role that they continue to play, especially in the Greater Hamilton area. THE THEME OF THIS YEARS IDOP CELEBRATION IS SENIORS’ HEALTH, WELL-BEING & QUALITY OF LIFE.


Presentations by    

    • Dr. Parminder Raina, McMaster University: Seniors’ Health, Well-Being & Quality of Life
    • Lisa Bastien, Canadian Labour Congress: Need for a National Pharmacare Plan
    • Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition: Health Care Under a Ford Government
    • Jean-Guy Souliere, National Association of Federal Retirees: Retirement Security Concerns & Issues


Good to Know         

  • The City of Hamilton will raise the IDOP Flag at Hamilton City Hall from September 28 until October 1 to recognize the International Day of Older Persons and the contributions of older adults to our community.
  • GETTING TO THE 2018 IDOP EVENT:PARKING:  Paid parking is available in municipal lots located at Hamilton City Hall (1st & 2nd level.) There is underground parking available at the Hamilton Convention Centre       (1 Summers Ln.) Drivers are encouraged to carpool.
  • TAKE THE HSR!  Hamilton City Hall is conveniently located in the centre of the City, adjacent to the MacNab St. Bus Terminal. Please consider taking the bus to the 2018 International Day of Older Persons. Visit www.hamilton.ca/hsr  to plan your trip!


MEDIA CONTACT: For more information, please contact Malcolm Buchanan at macbuchanan@rogers.com or 289-439-0157