International Day of Older Persons 2020 Quotes Speech History Activities & Theme

October 1 is celebrated as International Day of Older Persons every single year. The day is observed in order to raise awareness about issues that are affecting the elderly, like senescence and elder abuse. The day also celebrates and honour to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons 2020

The United Nations General Assembly voted as October 1 to establish the International Day of Older Persons on December 14, 1990, as recorded in Resolution 45/106. For the first time after its establishment, the holiday was observed on October 1, 1991.

International Day of Older Persons

This holiday is very similar to National Grandparents Day that is held in the United States and Canada along with the Double Ninth Festival in China as well as Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. The main objective for these observances is to focus on ageing organizations as well as the United Nations Programme on Ageing.

International Day of Older Persons 2020 Theme

International Day of Older Persons 2020.

Every year, the theme for International Day of Older Persons is selected and for the year 2020, the theme is “The Journey to Age Equality”.

Other themes of International Day of Older Persons from its establishments are:  

1998&2000: Towards A Society for All Ages

2004: Older persons in an intergenerational society

2005: Ageing in the new millennium

2006: Improving the Quality of Life for Older Persons: Advancing UN Global Strategies

2007: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Ageing

2008: Rights of Older Persons

2009: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Older Persons: Towards a Society for All Ages

2010: Older persons and the achievement of the MDGs

2011: The Growing Opportunities & Challenges of Global Ageing

2012: Longevity: Shaping the Future

2013: The future we want: what older persons are saying

2014: Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All

2015: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment

2016: Take A Stand Against Ageism

2017: Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society

2018: Celebrating Older Human Rights champions

2019: The Journey to Age Equality

2020: Everyone has to Face the Old Age

International Day of Older Persons History & Activities

2020 older Person Day

The International Day of Older Persons is observed to create and spread the awareness and empathy in the regards of the well- being of the elderly. On this day, most of the people usually spend their time with their grandparents, by visiting old age homes and N.G.O’s as well as by cooking or baking for them. Some of the kids and even the older ones also give greeting cards to their elderly on this day to make them feel special and happy.

International Day of Older Persons Quotes Speech

International Day 2020

“Seniors are the ones who bring out the best in you but not the stress in you.”

“Remember, long lives are rare these days and hence Senior Citizens are gems after being worked through life and living for more!”

“A pretty face gets old, a nice body will change but a good woman will always remain a good woman.”

“Every senior citizen has a lot to teach, make sure that you ask them for advice and you will never fail!”

“Old age takes away what we have inherited and gives us back what we have earned.”

“You get old and realize there are no answers just stories.”

“Be young and stupid today in order to be old and wise tomorrow! Spread love on this International Day of Older Persons!”

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