Join in celebrating International Day of Older Persons October 1, 2020.

 

Alberta Council on Aging calls on Albertan municipalities and their various organizations to join in celebrating International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1, 2020.

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). This year has also seen the emergence of COVID-19 which has caused an upheaval across the world. It has also raised the question: How do pandemics change how we address age and ageing?

Marking this day emphasizes the value of seniors and raises awareness about the inequalities and barriers older adults face. Let us also recognize and celebrate positive age and honor the older adults in our communities.

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