International Day of Older Persons

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2020 Date1 October 2020
2021 Date1 October 2021
International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons History

International Day of Older Persons highlights contributions made by older individuals to society. It also raises awareness of struggles that come with aging in modern society. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 14th, 1990. It is observed each year on the 1st of October.

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International Day of Older Persons Facts

  • The theme for International Day of Older Persons in 2020 will be Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The theme highlights the role of the health care workforce and their contribution to the health of older persons.
  • According to the US Census Bureau, individuals 85 and up are the fastest growing age by percentage.

International Day of Older Persons - References and Related Sites

UN: Older Persons Day

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