International Day for the Elderly
About International Day for the Elderly
Date When Celebrated: International Day for the Elderly is always observed on October 1
International Day for the Elderly, an October 1 holiday, is dedicated to honoring, respecting, and caring for the world’s elderly. Unfortunately, they are sometimes forgotten. They may need support in some way. Most of all, they just need a little of your time and attention. So, give an elderly person that you know some of your time and care. Remember, someday you hope to be included in 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. Formed in 1982, this organization seeks ways 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”.
How to Celebrate International Day for the Elderly
Looking for a new tradition for this day? Anything you do to help, or support the elderly, is a great idea!
- Visit someone in a nursing home.
- Visit an elderly family member.
- Take on elderly people to lunch or dinner.
- Tend to their dare.
- Help to clean their house or yard.
Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.” – – Clint Eastwood
History and Origin of International Day for the Elderly
In 1990, the UN General assembly declared October 1 as International Day for the Elderly.
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