International Seniors’ Day, October 1, dovetails with the World Health Organization’s Decade of Healthy Ageing – 2020 to 2030 – “ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.” This article shares what The Waterloo Regions Age Friendly group did to celebrate International Senior's Day.
They asked twenty older adults one questions having them reflect on the benefits of volunteering and giving back to their communities. Their answers were impactful, sincere and inspiring.
We believe storytelling is something that connects people and brings them closer together. We decided it was important to share the incredible stories of our team members & residents using ten meaningful questions. These questions will provoke new outlooks, insights, and feelings allowing our entire community to learn more about one another. Our goal is to bring people together through their shared experiences, different perspectives & a desire to learn about one another in a new way.