International Day of Older Persons
International Day of Older Persons (World Elderly Day) is celebrated on the 1st of October every year. The day is celebrated every year to make certain the welfare of elderly persons as well as to enrol their significant association in the society to get promoted from their knowledge and their ability. The Plan of Action on Ageing was chosen by the World Assembly on Aging to encourage the social development for all ages. The day is celebrated worldwide to examine issues, promote public awareness and focus on which type of behaviour can help older men and women throughout their life.
History of International Day of Older Persons
It was first established on 14th of December in the year 1990 by the United Nations General Assembly. It was started celebrating for the first time on October 1st in the year 1991 to aware the people about issues which affect the elders as well as to appreciate their contribution towards the society.
“I am optimistic. But I also know that, with time, I’m beginning to fight issues of aging as well as long-term paralysis. – Christopher Reeve”
Other Celebrations on October 1
October 1 is also celebrated as
- World Architecture Day
- World Day of Bullying Prevention
- International Coffee Day
- World Habitat Day
- World Vegetarian Day
- National CD Player Day
How to celebrate International Day of Older Persons
International Day of Older Persons is especially celebrated for the senior citizens all across the world to focus on the duties towards their lives through the demonstration of promotional material in schools, offices, institutions, and public notice boards. People are getting encouraged about their responsibilities towards the lives of elder people to make their life better and happy by analyzing all the problems affecting the lives of the senior citizens.
Celebrate this day with your parents and grandparents. Make them happy by every means. This day is to create awareness about the elderly people. Take care of your parents and elderly people each and every day. Share your happiness by using the hashtag #InternationalDayOfOlderPersons or #WorldElderlyDay on the social platforms.