International Day of Older Persons

Older Persons, International Day of

October 1
The United Nations General Assembly decided to set aside October 1 as International Day for the Elderly in 1990 (later designated as the International Day of Older Persons), at which time it asked its member nations to contribute to the Trust Fund for Ageing, which supports projects in developing countries that benefit the elderly.
By designating a day when governments are supposed to focus on what they can do to provide for the elderly, the U.N. hopes not only to forestall problems related to the aging of the population but to focus attention on the promise that a maturing population holds for social, economic, cultural, and spiritual undertakings. The United Nations also set aside the year 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons.
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The theme for this years International Day of Older Persons which was celebrated on the 1st of October 2017 is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large.
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The event will be held under the patronage of Bahrain Parents' Care Society Honorary Chairman Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, on the sidelines of festivities marking the Arab and International Day of Older Persons.
Charitable activities and visits to older people highlighted the celebrations of International Day of Older Persons 2016, which concluded on Wednesday.
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