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International Day of Older Persons

Oct 1

This 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.

A statement by the UN Secretary-General states that on this holiday, which is celebrated on October 1, the UN recommends the local governments, as well as private companies, civil public organizations and ordinary men and women on the planet to focus their attention on creating a convenient surrounding for all ages without any exceptions. It is said that only by joint efforts, countries can achieve and ensure that people not only live longer, but also that their lives will be better, more diverse, full, and satisfying.

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