Aspin marks Senior's Day by launching Senior’s GuideMonday, October 01, 2012 by: Kate AdamsNipissing-Timiskaming MPP Jay Aspin
Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, celebrated Canada’s National Seniors Day today at the Age Friendly Community (AFC) Open House at The Empire in North Bay by officially launching his Seniors’ Guide produced by his office as a service for the seniors of Nipissing-Timiskaming.
“Where would the communities of Nipissing-Timiskaming be without the decades of hard work and guidance from our seniors?” said MP Aspin. “As a tribute to their valuable contribution to our communities and to show our gratitude and recognition for all these contributions I am honoured to produce this information guide as assistance to them,” he stated.
MP Aspin revealed the new service guide at the AFC open house. The guide offers seniors a convenient and compact collection of important information regarding services, benefits, and information of value to seniors. The guide is available in Nipissing and Timiskaming versions to reflect the particular services available in each region of his riding.
“I am very enthusiastic about this new guide,” said MP Aspin. “I firmly believe that seniors play a key role in our community and I wanted to deliver to them this guide so they have easy hands-on access to services and information that could help improve the quality of their lives.”
The service guide will be distributed throughout the riding to nursing homes, special care homes, hospitals and other similar facilities. Copies will also be available at his constituency offices in North Bay and Temiskaming Shores. Electronic copies will be available in French and in English online soon at www.jayaspin.ca.
“I want this guide to be a perennial project,” said MP Aspin. “ It will be updated annually with the latest information available. I will be encouraging my constituents to provide my offices with feedback to keep it contemporary”
The Government of Canada officially established National Seniors Day in 2010 to provide an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate and appreciate Seniors. It coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. The Government of Canada also appointed a Minister of State (Seniors) – someone who can bring the concerns of older Canadians to the Cabinet table on their behalf. The current Minister is the Honourable Alice Wong.