The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly was announced by Pope Francis in January 2021 as a way to recognize and honor the contributions of older people in society. The day aims to promote intergenerational solidarity and recognize the importance of the elderly in the lives of families and communities.
In the United Kingdom, the day was first celebrated on July 25, 2021, with various events organized across the country, including church services, picnics, and family gatherings. The day was also marked with a special message from Pope Francis, who encouraged people to
The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of the older generation in society and to show appreciation for their wisdom, experience, and guidance. It also aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by older people, such as social isolation, loneliness, and physical and mental health issues, and to promote initiatives that improve their well-being and quality of life. 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