Sunday, October 1 for International Day of Older Persons
For the third year in a row, as part of the International Day of Older Persons, the Un et un font mille team – in collaboration with Little Brothers, FADOQ – Montreal Island Region, the Luc Maurice Foundation, the Conférence des Tables régionales concertation des aînés du Québec and other organizations – is hosting a major march to rally all generations around concrete actions for better aging.
This major gathering will be held simultaneously in Montreal and Quebec City under the theme ” ACT TOGETHER for the well-being of seniors”. The organizing committee’s objective is to mobilize the general public around concrete actions to act together on the various issues and realities of aging. It’s also an opportunity to showcase local volunteers and organizations who are making a significant difference in the lives of thousands of seniors.
About the event
Proclaimed “International Day of Older Persons” by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1990, October 1st remains today a privileged occasion to recall the importance of the role of seniors in our society, as well as the challenges facing this population. In Quebec, the number of seniors continues to grow, making our society one of the oldest in the Western world. According to projections by the Institut de la statistique du Québec, a quarter of Quebecers will be aged 65 or over by 2031, and almost a third by 2061. In this context, we need to be more attentive to the needs of our province’s aging population, and increase opportunities to give them a place in the public arena.
Since its first edition, this festive, non-partisan event has been mobilizing the general public, as well as showcasing the people and organizations that have acted and continue to act on the various challenges of aging. 200 people attended the 2021 event in Montreal and Quebec City. In 2022, it brought together over 450 people in the streets of Montreal: community organizations, artists, partners, collaborators, dignitaries and citizens.
Join the walk!
Join Little Brothers in Montreal and Quebec City to support the cause of isolated seniors. We’re now expecting to gather over 1,000 people in the Montreal metropolis. Musician Gregory Charles and actress Louise DesChâtelets will join the festivities as guest artists and spokespersons. It’s a rendez-vous!