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Celebrate Positive Aging Week and National Seniors Day in Richmond

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:24 PDT, Tue September 26, 2023

The City of Richmond is again recognizing Positive Aging Week and National Seniors Day with over 10 free or low cost programs and events that celebrate the contribution of seniors to the community and promote healthy aging.

Positive Aging Week, unique to the City of Richmond, takes place from Sunday, Oct. 1 to Saturday, Oct. 7, in recognition of National Seniors Day in Canada and the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, which are marked annually on Oct. 1. Celebrations to commemorate these occasions in 2023 include a pickleball tournament, National Seniors Day social, and the city's annual Positive Aging Campaign that highlights five local seniors who embody the power of positive aging.

A full list of Positive Aging Week and National Seniors Day activities can be found at A printed flyer can also be picked up from any Richmond Community Services facility. All are welcome to attend.

Positive Aging Week and National Seniors Day highlights include:

1.     Sunday, Oct. 1 - Saturday, Oct. 7 – Positive Aging Campaign

This campaign aims to celebrate seniors, promote healthy aging and reduce ageism by showcasing positive images of five seniors in the community. The campaign can be viewed on the city's website and in‑person at various City of Richmond community centres, the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living and City Hall.

2.     Sunday, Oct. 1, 12:30-3 p.m. – Pickleball Tournament

Thompson Community Centre

Play in a fun round robin style tournament for beginners. Tournament play and light refreshments included. Registration required.

3.     Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10-10:45 a.m. – National Seniors Day Social

West Richmond Community Centre

Celebrate the day with light refreshments, learning about 55+ year program activities and sharing ideas for future programming. Registration required.

4.     Thursday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Activate! Positive Aging Fair

Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living

Join the keynote speaker, wellness workshops, fitness try-it events and blood pressure checks. Visit booths from 40+ local organizations and companies offering programs, products and services specifically for those 55+ years. Drop-in and pre-registered opportunities available.

For more information on these and other activities, visit or call the Minoru Centre for Active Living at 604-238-8450. Register online at, by calling 604-276-4300 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or in-person at any City of Richmond community facility.

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