Where is Elderly Day?
When is Elderly Day?
Thursday 1st October 2020
The future looks old. This is not a creepy prediction of an accomplished fair fortune teller, but a realistic assessment of future realities of life. The buzzword demographic change is likely to have come across everyone by now.
Over the next 35 years, the proportion of the world population aged over 60 will be around 21 percent. Although this assessment requires a political and social rethink, it can also enrich our lives. In order to draw attention to the opportunities and upcoming challenges in relation to the aging society and at the same time to reduce discrimination against older people, the UN General Assembly declared October 1st in 1990 to be World Older People’s Day.
What is this world day about ?
Older people these days are not what they were 100 years ago. Medical care has improved noticeably and people over 70 are healthier and more agile than ever. At least this is true of some countries in the world. The experience and serenity that the older generation brings to economic, cultural and social life can provide completely new impulses for our future.
But of course there is also a well-known downside of demographic change. As the proportion of those in work who will retire will continue to grow over the next 35 years, Germany – but also other European countries – is threatened with a drastic increase in social spending. Nevertheless, the United Nations, like many other organizations, see positively into the future and are sure that older people can be an opportunity and not a burden for the society of the future, we just have to find joint solutions to the problem of pensions and medical care find and appreciate the value of the older members of a society again.
Why is this world day so important?
The way we treat the oldest members of our society shows how democratic and social a state really is. But of course the problem of an aging society must be seriously discussed in order to prevent possible negative consequences at an early stage.
International Day for Older Persons Quotes
“It always a blessing to learn the wisdom from elderly people.”― Lailah Gifty Akita
Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.Francois de la Rochefoucauld
“Old people deserve a medal, a medal of existence which crowns their long-term victory against the cruelty of time and the dangers of this chaotic universe!”– Mehmet Murat ildan
Old people should be heard but not seen. Young people should be seen, not heard.– Grace Slick
“Choose old people for enemies. They die. You win.”– Jacob M. Appel, Einstein’s Beach House
“Growing old is humbling and it takes effort to accomplish this stage of life with dignity.”― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls