International Day of Older Persons – October 1

By Pratyancha Jain D/O Dr.Pradeep Jain

On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991. The theme this year is: \”Launch of Madrid+10: The Growing Opportunities &Challenges of Global Ageing\”.

\"\"The world is changing at rocket pace and since older people have been present to witness these changes they must also be its beneficiaries. Eldercare is the fulfilment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens whether it is at home or elsewhere. Discussions on this day are centred on topics such as: ageing populations and the provision of adequate healthcare for aged persons; volunteer work; social care; and ways to be more inclusive of older persons in the workforce.

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