Due to the rising case count of Covid19 in our area, the current State of Emergency in the province, and the resultant changes in regulations, the board of the Third Age Centre has decided to postpone our October 1st  conference on Eradicating Ageism. This is in keeping with a decision by the conference committee late Monday afternoon, September 27. 


The committee chair, Penny Pacey, said that “The committee feels strongly that the required protocols would diminish the desired outcome and purpose of the event. We do not want to jeopardize the health or safety of participants.”


Details about when the conference will be re-sceduled are not available. For more information please contact Penny Pacey, Chair of the Ageism Conference at 506 261 6551.


If you have already paid your entry to the conference and would like for us to put it towards registration at the new date it is no problem to do so.  Please contact the Third Age Centre at (506) 452-0526 or if you prefer to be refunded. 


30th Anniversary of the Third Age Centre!

To mark this milestone anniversary we invite you to attend a half day conference the afternoon of

October 1st, 2021
“The International Day of Older Persons”
on the topic of
Combatting AGEISM
Prejudice and discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age


The centre’s mission is to empower older adults to maintain healthy, independent, active lifestyles through public education on seniors’ issues.

There will be two thought-provoking presentations, opportunities for questions and a panel discussion.

Location: Journey Church, 131 Duncan Lane, Fredericton, NB

Date and time: Friday October 1st, 2021 from 1 pm to 5 pm
Doors open at 12 noon

Registration fee: Centre members $20 Non-members $25
Donations would be greatly appreciated.

Guest speakers:
Dr. Janice Keefe
Professor and Chair of Family Studies and Gerontology
at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS.

Her presentation will focus on
“Exposing our Ageist Society and What We Can Do About It”

Dr. Deborah van den Hoonaard
Sociologist and Professor Emerita STU Fredericton, NB.

Her presentation will be on
“Learning to be Old: Ageism in Everyday Life”

For further information and to register please contact
the Third Age Centre at or by phone at 452-0526.

You can also register online at the following link:

Committee: Penny Pacey(chair); Nancy Wiggins; Anne Doyle; Madeleine Gaudet; Pat Kilfillin; Mariet van Groenewoud