Celebrating the leadership and resilience of Ontario’s Older Adults on the International Day of the Older Person

October 1, 2021 is International Day of Older Persons. Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario (PGLO), on behalf of the more than 2500 health professionals working in specialized geriatric services, urges continued recognition for the contributions, wisdom and value of older Ontarians. “Older adults matter and have demonstrated incredible resilience during the pandemic, and other times” stated Kelly Kay, Executive Director, PGLO. “Their experience is something we can all learn from as we work to transform health care” said Kay.

In keeping with this year’s theme of digital equity, and in collaboration with the North Simcoe Specialized Geriatric Services (NSMSGS), PGLO and NSMSGS are showcasing older adults through video messages of resilience, hope and experience. “As the pandemic continues, these messages have never been more important,”, said Sandra Easson-Bruno, Executive Director of NSMSGS. “These videos show concrete examples of how older adults provide leadership in their families and communities. We are grateful that, despite the incredible toll the pandemic has had on older adults, they continue to share their time, energy and wisdom with us all” noted Easson-Bruno.


#IAMRESILIENT Project – Honouring Older Ontarians and their resillience

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