International Day of Older Persons 2016
1st October - Take a Stand Against Ageism
World Health Organisation (WHO) The International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the issues and challenges of ageing in today’s world.
The theme for 2016, Take a Stand Against Ageism, challenges everyone to consider ageism – the negative attitudes and discrimination based on age - and the detrimental impact it has on older people. In coordination with our global partners, WHO supports the campaign against ageism, recognizing the serious and insidious impact of ageist attitudes and practices on the lives of older persons. (Photo: Kate Holt / HelpAge International)