International Day of Older Persons

Maturity Matters

October 5, 2017

When we think of October, we think of Canadian Thanksgiving, turkey and dressing, and finally, the ghosts and goblins of Halloween.  I suspect that few of us know that October 1 is recognized each year as the International Day of Older Persons.

Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1990, and first observed October 1, 1991, this day has been set aside to raise awareness of issues impacting members of our aging society.

This year, the theme is: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.”

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