Parliament for 2013
Richmond Electoral District
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 26, 2012—The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today met with local seniors’ organizations on keeping seniors informed, engaged, and active.
“The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the well-being of seniors,” said Minister of State Wong. “We believe their well-being depends on their staying active, staying engaged and staying informed.”
Minister of State Wong emphasized the importance of active living at any age. She explained that opportunities for seniors to remain active are not limited to physical activity. They include being active in the workplace, in volunteer organizations and in communities. She also spoke about the importance of seniors staying informed so they can take full advantage of the wide range of government programs and services available to them.
“The Government of Canada’s website, seniors.gc.ca, is a key resource for seniors,” said Minister of State Wong. “The website provides relevant and easy access to information on federal, provincial and territorial services and benefits available to Canadian seniors.”
The outcome of these roundtable discussions will help inform the direction of future government policies and programs on seniors’ issues.