Celebrating Seniors in Our Community

October 1, 2014 - 9:15am

We can all think of a senior who has made a difference in our lives. Seniors are mentors, teachers, parents, grandparents and loved ones. They are volunteers and role models. They deserve our gratitude and recognition for the valuable contributions they have made, and continue to make, in our families, workplaces and communities.

Every day, seniors right here in the riding of Prince Albert make a big difference in our community.

On October 1, National Seniors Day, let’s take the time to celebrate seniors and show our appreciation for everything they do.

Our Government remains committed to improving the well-being and quality of life of seniors.

To further demonstrate this commitment, the seniors.gc.ca website was recently redeveloped to include the new Information for Caregivers portal which brings together a variety of federal, provincial/territorial and municipal resources about relevant programs and benefits.

We also recently developed the Government of Canada Action for Seniors Report, which provides an overview of various programs and initiatives that are helping seniors. The report can be downloaded from my website www.mprandyhoback.ca/seniors.

Last year alone, our Government provided $2.8 billion in 2013 in additional tax relief to seniors and pensioners.  We also committed $400 million over two years under Canada’s Economic Action Plan for the construction of housing units for low-income seniors.

We value what seniors have done for our country, and they deserve our thanks.  National Seniors Day is our time to join together as a nation to honour Canada’s seniors. As your Member of Parliament, I encourage you to find your own unique way to celebrate the seniors in your life. Perhaps make time to visit, or send a simple thank-you note to a senior you know.
 
I am looking forward to celebrating National Seniors Day and encourage everyone to celebrate the seniors in their community.

 

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