This October 1st 2019, the World commemorates International Day of Older Persons with the theme “The Journey to Age Equality”. Our experienced persons have contributed immensely to society and they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. These persons continue to significant contribute and their age should not be a reason for society to treat them any differently from their younger counterparts on all levels.
Additionally, society should empower and encourage older persons to continue active participation in the decision-making arena to ensure inclusiveness and reduce inequalities. Global discussions on this topic include adequate healthcare for older persons, volunteer work and social care. Today on this auspicious occasion, we want to shout out “thank you for your contribution” to these respected members of society.
UN 2019. International Day of Older Persons. https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/international-day-of-older-persons-homepage.html. Accessed 12th September 2019.