International Older Persons Day is a day to celebrate the place of older people in our society. “Visibility drives out ageism. Today’s older people are ageing better than ever before. Events showing healthy and vibrant older people enjoying themselves are the best way to drive out the old images of ‘the elderly’ as passive victims. This is essential to create a harmonious, intergenerational community in which older people can make their full contribution to society.
“International Day of Older Persons is a good time to recognise older people’s achievements and think about a better society for older people, today and in the future.”
Age Concern Canterbury celebrate Internatonal Older Persons Day with a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Expo at Papanui High school, Langdons Rd, Monday 1 October 2018, 9.30-2.30pm. 107 exhibitors participated previously and approx. 4000 attendees enjoyed the day.