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Celebrating International Day of Older Persons 2019: ‘The Journey to Age Equality’

I am looking forward to singing in a York care home this afternoon where we all will be celebrating the 2019 International Day of Older Persons.

Each year, this day, the 1st October, is celebrated as the International Day of Older Persons. It was first established in 1990 by the United Nations General Assembly. This year’s theme is “The Journey to Age Equality”

There are currently around 700 million people over the age of 60. It is predicted that by 2050, this figure will have risen to 2 billion.

The 2019 theme is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 and focuses on ways of coping with existing and preventing future old age inequality.