Saturday October 16, 2021

Day of Older Persons tomorrow

September 30, 2021

Islamabad : International Day of Older Persons will be marked tomorrow (Friday) across the globe including Pakistan to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives.

International Day of Older Persons is a special day for older persons or senior citizens all over the world.

In many countries, politicians make speeches, particularly those responsible for government departments that focus on senior citizens, at this time of the year.

Some radios, televisions or newspapers publish interviews with senior citizens on various issues such as achievements they made to create a better society.

Other activities surrounding this day included displays of promotional material on the International Day of Older Persons in schools, tertiary institutions, office buildings, and public notice boards; media announcements on the day and activities that promote older persons; and inter-generational cooperation on voluntary activities focused on the environment, health, education or community services.

The World Health Organization (WHO), which is the UNs directing and coordinating authority for health related issues, and other groups have been actively involved in promoting public awareness and attention on the International Day of Older Persons.