MLA Jackie Tegart dropped in to help Thompson View Lodge residents celebrate National Seniors Day

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Residents of Thompson View Lodge celebrated National Seniors Day by dancing.

National Seniors Day is an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate seniors. October 1st was designated as National Seniors Day by the Government of Canada in 2011 to “Celebrate the Continuing Contribution of Canada’s Seniors”. (The United Nations has also designated October 1 as the Day for Older Adults.)

A recent poll by the Bank of Montreal found that while British Columbian seniors expect to live longer than Canadians in all other provinces – 33 per cent in B.C. anticipate reaching 100 –  they also expect to spend $5,800 a year on health care costs, second only to Ontario.

“By 2030, one in four British Columbians will be a senior, including me,” said Premier Christy Clark as she spoke to the Canadian Association of Retired Persons’ Okanagan chapter at Sparkling Hill Resort on National Seniors Day.

British Columbia also celebrates B.C. Seniors Week in early June and holds Intergenerational Day on June 1.

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