International  Older Persons Day / World Elders Day

Why Do We Celebrate Elders Day?

The holiday raises awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse.

Why is the International Day of Older Persons Important?

It is important to respect and pay attention to older people, while educating young people as well.

When Was Elders Day Started?

UNESCO declared October 1 International Day of Older Persons on 14 December 1990.

Who is an Older Person?

Over 60-year-olds are defined by the United Nations as older people.