October 1 is celebrated as International Day of Older Persons each single 12 months. The day is noticed so as to elevate consciousness about points which are affecting the aged, like senescence and elder abuse. The day additionally celebrates and honour to respect the contributions that older individuals make to society.
The United Nations Basic Meeting voted as October 1 to set up the International Day of Older Persons on December 14, 1990, as recorded in Decision 45/106. For the first time after its institution, the holiday was noticed on October 1, 1991.
This vacation could be very comparable to National Grandparents Day that’s held in the United States and Canada together with the Double Ninth Competition in China in addition to Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. The principle goal for these observances is to deal with ageing organizations in addition to the United Nations Programme on Ageing.
International Day of Older Persons 2020 Theme
Yearly, the theme for International Day of Older Persons is chosen and for the 12 months 2020, the theme is “The Journey to Age Equality”.
Other themes of International Day of Older Persons from its establishments are:
1998&2000: Towards A Society for All Ages
2004: Older persons in an intergenerational society
2005: Ageing in the new millennium
2006: Improving the Quality of Life for Older Persons: Advancing UN Global Strategies
2007: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Ageing
2008: Rights of Older Persons
2009: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Older Persons: Towards a Society for All Ages
2010: Older persons and the achievement of the MDGs
2011: The Growing Opportunities & Challenges of Global Ageing
2012: Longevity: Shaping the Future
2013: The future we want: what older persons are saying
2014: Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All
2015: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment
2016: Take A Stand Against Ageism
2017: Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society
2018: Celebrating Older Human Rights champions
2019: The Journey to Age Equality
2020: Everyone has to Face the Old Age
International Day of Older Persons Quotes and Thoughts
“Seniors are the ones who bring out the best in you but not the stress in you.”
“Remember, long lives are rare these days and hence Senior Citizens are gems after being worked through life and living for more!”
“A pretty face gets old, a nice body will change but a good woman will always remain a good woman.”
“Every senior citizen has a lot to teach, make sure that you ask them for advice and you will never fail!”
“Old age takes away what we have inherited and gives us back what we have earned.”
“You get old and realize there are no answers just stories.”
“Be young and stupid today in order to be old and wise tomorrow! Spread love on this International Day of Older Persons!”