June 1st marks the beginning of Seniors’ Month in Ontario, and this year’s theme is Stay Safe, Stay in Touch.
As our province continues to address the challenges presented by COVID-19, especially in the long-term care sector, staying connected to family and loved ones has never been more important.
As we continue to navigate these challenging times, we want to remind everyone that we are here to help keep families united and together through phone calls, emails, text messages or video messaging. For assistance in arranging one of these options, please contact your home directly.
Families and friends who are interested in celebrating a special senior in their life can also reach out to the following to request a message:
- Her Majesty The Queen: for Canadians celebrating birthdays of 100 years or more and for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 60 years or more (at five-year intervals)
- Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – for Ontarians celebrating birthdays of 90 years or more and for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 50 years or more.
- Prime Minister of Canada – for Canadians celebrating birthdays of 65 years or more (at five-year intervals) and for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 25 years of more (at five-year intervals).
- Premier of Ontario – for Ontarians celebrating birthdays of 80 years or more and for couples celebrating anniversaries of 40 years or more.
More information on how to request a special message, as well as programs and activities arranged by the provincial government to celebrate Seniors’ Month can be found at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/celebrating-seniors-ontario#section-1.