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York Region celebrates International Day of Older Persons



Join us as we take a trip down memory lane while looking ahead to the future of our great community

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York invites media to attend a photo exhibition in the Town of Newmarket at Upper Canada to celebrate International Day of Older Persons, featuring and honouring the seniors within our community.

Date: Monday, October 1, 2018

Media Event: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Exhibit Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Upper Canada Mall,
17600 Yonge Street in the Town of Newmarket
(see map for exact location)

Floor plan for photo exhibition at Upper Canada

Event details:

There are so many reasons to #loveyr. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane while looking ahead to the future of our great community.

York Region’s senior population is growing faster than any other age group in the Region. By 2026, the Region anticipates there will be more seniors than children. The Region has committed to supporting the health and well-being of our aging population through the Seniors Strategy.

In recognition of International Day of Older Persons and supporting the Region’s Seniors Strategy, we invite you to join us to view a photo exhibition comprised of pictures taken of 10 residents from the Newmarket Health Centre, coupled with a piece of advice to their younger selves. Join us and explore the people and ideas that have helped make our diverse community so great.

Media will also have the opportunity to speak with residents and staff from the long-term care home while learning about the services and supports available Region-wide.

About International Day of Older Persons:

International Day of Older Persons is a United Nations initiative that takes place each year on October 1. It aims to address ageism and educate the world on the positive impact seniors make in communities globally.

Follow us on social media using the hashtags #loveyr and #UNIDOP. For more information, please visit york.ca/loveyr
 
Please note: If you are unable to attend the exhibit on Monday, October 1, it will be available in the Great Hall at the York Region Administrative Centre from Tuesday, October 2 until Friday, October 5 daily between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Administrative Centre is located at 17250 Yonge Street in the Town of Newmarket. 

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact:
Catherine Vettese, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71233,
Cell: 905-251-6413
Email: catherine.vettese@york.ca


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