International Day for the Elderly

October 01 10:52 2019 Print This Article

With people living and working longer, it’s increasingly important that we recognize the importance of supporting senior citizens and OAPs within our society. Older Peoples Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the long-term contribution and dedication of older people, and to ensure that we’re doing our best to give something back to our elders.

International Day for the Elderly is dedicated to honor, respect and care for the world’s elderly. Remember, someday you hope to be included among this group!

In 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 1st as the International Day for the Elderly, also known as the “International Day for Older Persons”. The holiday is the result of the UN World Assembly on Aging which was formed in 1982 to explore and tend to the needs of the elderly in the world.

Did you Know? According to the United Nations, “one of every 10 persons is now 60 years or older. By the year 2050, one of five will be 60 years or older; by 2150, it will be one of three persons”.

Looking for a new tradition for this day? Anything you do to help, or support the elderly, is a great idea!