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via The International Federation on Ageing

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 70 this year and the International Day for Older Persons (October 1) celebrates the importance of this Declaration, and reaffirms the commitment to promoting the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons.

Older human rights champions today were born around the time of the adoption of the UDHR in 1948. They are as diverse as the society in which they live: from older people advocating for human rights at the grass root and community level to high profile figures on the international stage. Each and every one demands equal respect and acknowledgement for their dedication and commitment to contributing to a world free from fear and free from want.

This year the IFA calls on members to support the 2018 theme, which aims to:

  • Promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration and what it means in the daily lives of older persons;
  • Raise the visibility of older people as participating members of society committed to improving the enjoyment of human rights in many areas of life and not just those that affect them immediately;
  • Reflect on progress and challenges in ensuring full and equal enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons; and
  • Engage broad audiences across the world and mobilize people for human rights at all stages of life."

October 1 - Events for International Day for Older Persons and
National Seniors' Day in Canada

  • The Canadian Centre for Elder Law and the Policy Centre for Victim Issues present "Responding to Elder Abuse: A Legal and Ethical Overview to Enhance your Practice"

    October 1, 2018, 1:00-3:00 PM EST
    In this free webinar, Krista James will provide a national comparative overview of laws that form part of your elder abuse response toolkit, and identify ethical principles to support best practice with older adults who are being harmed by someone they trust or care about.
    Pre-registration required. More details

  • The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host a live and interactive webinar to provide seniors with important information about the CRA’s services, benefits, credits, and more.

    October 1, 2018 - 45 minutes-long
    French session: 11 am Eastern time
    English session: 2 pm, Eastern time

    Learn about the various benefits and credits available to seniors; how seniors can continue to receive benefit payments; how to protect yourself against fraud; more CRA services. Throughout this webinar, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers. Register now!



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