SCLT Takes Part in UN International Older Persons Day 2014
The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.
On December 14th, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1st as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106. The annual day was observed for the first time on October 1st, 1991.
The annual day is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.
To mark the occasion in 2014, the SCLT unveiled the very latest edition of their award-winning Senior Siren magazine to co-incide with other national activities.
SCLT volunteer Ash Jones was out and about on Older Persons Day, distributing copies of the new Senior Siren, he said, "Older Persons Day is an important time, in which we can reflect upon the challenges which an aging society brings to the wider community, around such areas as health care, isolation and senior safety. But it is also equaly important to remember the vast postive contributions made to our lives by our elders"
To down load your own copy of the Senior Siren, click on the link below:
UN Symbol for Older Adults