The International Day of Older Persons, held on October 1 annually, addresses issues that affect the elderly and looks at solutions to the challenges they face.

“Digital Equity for All Ages” is the theme for this year’s International Day of Older Persons. The theme stresses the need for the elderly to receive access to the digital world and help them become active participants to enrich their lives. As per the United Nations, elderly persons in the least developed countries are, for the most part, not getting proper access to the digital world.

SVNH provides one-to-one tech support for seniors to gain more digital literacy skills, and our Information & Referral program could help you find local technology-learning resources. For more information, please contact Frank at or 604-324-6212 ext 115.