This day is celebrated on 1st October every year. This year too it will be celebrated on Thursday 1st October 2020.
Theme of International Day of Older Persons
“The Journey to age equality”
This is the theme for The International Day of Older Persons for the previous year 2019. The theme for the current year 2020 has not been presented until now by the UN.
The International Day of Older Persons provides us an opportunity to admit the contribution of older persons in society and issues regarding their respect, health and value.
Background of International Day of Older Persons
On December 14, 1990, the United Nations declared October 1st, annually as a day for older persons. The day was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.
The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the issues affecting older persons. It also provides an opportunity to take steps for their respect. Older people are caretakers and custodians of traditions.
Activities of International Day of Older Persons
- Spend time with grandparents or older persons in your neighbors or around.
- Visiting old age homes.
- Greeting cards also can be given to the elderly by children.
- The media can make interviews with senior citizens and can highlight their achievements for the society.
- Newspapers can publish the interviews and efforts of the elderly for the community in the fields of health, education or public services.