The international day of Older Persons is a day worth recognizing! It is not a public holiday but more so a global observance, or a day of recognition. It was first established as an observance by the United Nations General Assembly on December 14th, 1990 and then was observed for the first time the following year. Now it is celebrated Annually on October 1st, and changes themes every year!
This year’s theme was “Digital Equity for All Ages”
- Digital Equity for All Ages expresses the need for “access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons.”
“There are currently around 700 million people over the age of 60. It is predicted that by 2050, this figure will have risen to 2 billion.”