Today is the 25th International Day of Older Persons. The 2015 theme is Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment. Researchers estimate that by 2030, six out of every 10 people will live in an urban environment. Thus, the effect of an ageing population on urban centres needs to be considered alongside the effects urban centres may have on ageing populations.
The UN says that this day’s celebration “seeks to demonstrate that an age inclusive agenda is crucial for sustainable urban environments to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity for all.”
Let’s find a way to celebrate our older loved ones, today and everyday!