International Day of the Older Person

Posted on October 1 2015

In 1990, the United Nations declared October 1 the International Day of the Older Person. This year's theme - Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment - highlights the impact of the urban environment on older persons, and the impact of older persons on the urban environment.

To learn about the way different societies treat their elders, watch this 2013 Ted Talk by Jared Diamond: How Societies Can Grow Old Better

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