Live It Up During Seniors' Month
McGuinty Government Honours And Recognizes Seniors
June is Seniors' Month, a time to honour and recognize seniors - their knowledge, experience and the contributions they make every day in communities across Ontario.
This year's theme, Live It Up, emphasizes the benefits of active living at any age. Our government is encouraging Ontarians of all ages to join in local Seniors' Month celebrations.
Improving seniors' lives is part of the government's Open Ontario plan to provide better access to services - making them safer, providing security and accessibility for seniors.
- The province has partnered with Parks and Recreation Ontario to host celebrations to honour both Seniors' Month and Recreation and Parks Month, held in June.
- Ontario is currently home to 1.8 million seniors. Over the next 25 years that number will more than double.
- 2011 is the 27th anniversary of Seniors' Month in Ontario.
- Under the enhancement of the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, up to 740,000 more Ontario seniors saw an increase in tax relief when they filed their 2010 income taxes.
“Seniors' Month celebrates the contributions seniors make to Ontario, and promotes the benefits of living well at any age. Seniors have helped build our province and we are committed to them and have taken a number of steps to improve their quality of life.”