Programs and Events
The NWT Seniors’ Society has information for many of the programs and events for seniors in the NWT.
If you have any questions about a resource or would like to let us know about any other events happening in your community, please feel free to call our information line:
1 800 661 0878.
For specific information related to the abuse of older adults, please visit the NWT Network to Prevent Older Adult Abuse website: www.nwtnetwork.com
Senior Citizens’ Month
From June 1st to 30th, we honour and recognize the seniors and elders in our families and communities.
Special dates to note:
June 1st is Intergenerational Day and June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
During that time, follow us on Facebook for activity ideas and events happening in your community.
About Senior Citizens’ Month
Senior Citizens’ Month provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate with our seniors and elders in the NWT. We celebrate their lives, accomplishments, wisdom and knowledge. We want to provide opportunities for them to pass this rich heritage on to families and communities. It can be an exciting time to get the family and community together and be active with our elders and older adults.
The primary purpose of this year’s Senior Citizens’ Month is to dedicate time to recognize the contribution seniors and elders make to the quality of life in the NWT. Objectives of the month are to:
Recognize, honor and respect older citizens in the NWT.
Promote opportunities for all generations to learn together and from each other.
Encourage mutual respect for elders and seniors among families and within the community; and
Encourage and promote partnerships and collaborative approaches to addressing issues that are of concern to seniors and elders at the community and territorial levels.
During this month let’s take extra time and care in honouring our senior citizens!
The NWTSS offers 10 grants of $500 to seniors’ groups and elders’ committees or community groups who want to organize a special event during Seniors’ Awareness month.
Click the button below for a statement by NWT Minister Responsible for Seniors, Shane Thompson regarding of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020. (Minister Responsible for Seniors is now Minister Julie Green)