World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is an observance that aims to recognize and pay tribute to elderly people in communities around the world. The day calls for people to honor their grandparents and acknowledge their contribution to society. In Canada, World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly was recognized and celebrated for the first time in 2021. Pope Francis declared the day in January 2021, and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CanadaB) designated it as a national day of celebration.
The CanadaB encouraged people to visit and spend time with their grandparents, as well as pray for them and thank them for their influence and guidance in their lives. The day also recognizes the important role that grandparents and the elderly play in passing down traditions, wisdom, and spiritual values to future generations.
Given the demographic shift towards an aging population in Canada, World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly provides an opportunity to highlight the needs and issues facing seniors, such as healthcare, social isolation, and elder abuse. The day also aims to raise awareness of the vital contributions that seniors make to society, and to call for more support and recognition of their valuable role. World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is observed on July 23rd.
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References and related siteswww.vatican.va: Vatican World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly www.usccb.org: USCCB Grandparents and Elderly