Royce Shook

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International day of the older person

Did you miss this day, I did, it was Oct 1. This day, which is held every year, is a special one for older people and senior citizens around the world. Officials and politicians will be making speeches that focus on our age group, which is a growing section of the population. The media may also take this as an opportunity to publish interviews with older persons who have had an impact on society. Schools, public institutions and office buildings may also use the day for announcing activities that promote older persons. Did you know about this day? No, here is some information and background.

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing – which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing – and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly. In 1991, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons.
Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 percent of the world’s population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, with Asia as the region with the largest number of older persons, and Africa facing the largest proportionate growth. 
The particular needs and challenges faced by many older people are clearly required. Just as important, however, is the essential contribution the majority of older men and women can continue to make to the functioning of society if adequate guarantees are in place. Human rights lie at the core of all efforts in this regard.Author in Source Title
When I get old, I'm going to
move in with my kids,

hog the computer, A
pay no bills, A
eat all the food. g >

trash the house,
and when asked to clean,
pitch a fit like it's killing me!

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CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #3

When I get old I am going to stop doing all the things mentioned on the image.
I wasn't aware of this day. Thanks for sharing!

Wayne Yoshida

3 years ago #1

Thanks Royce Shook. I missed it, too. The image reminds me of a bumper sticker I see quite often on the roads over here. It is usually on a giant recreational vehicle or trailer hauling a boat or other watercraft. It says "I'm spending my kid's inheritance."

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