National Seniors Day seeks to show appreciation for older adults across Canada. This day aims to acknowledge the lifelong contributions that older adults have made for their families and communities. It aims to improve the income security, social inclusion, and housing of seniors. This day encourages thanking seniors and showing them appreciated they are. Ideas include helping them with errands or chores.
National Seniors Day was established in 1990 as an extension of the UN International Day of Older Persons initiative. It is observed annually on October 1st.