After the outbreak of COVID-19 affected the health of so many older people across the globe, the United Nations decided that the theme of the International Day of Older People (1st October) this year, would be on the impact of pandemics on how we address age and ageing.
‘2020 has seen the emergence of COVID-19, which has caused upheaval across the world. Considering the higher risks confronted by older persons during the outbreak of pandemics such as COVID-19, policy and programmatic interventions must be targeted towards raising awareness of their special needs’ – UN Nations Day for Older Persons
Positive Ageing Week 2019 saw just over 300 events take place across the country. Age Action invites individuals and groups to participate by organising, and registering, an activity or event to celebrate the older people in our lives and the contribution they make to our families and our communities.
By affording older people, and organisations working at a community level, the opportunity to tell their stories, PAW can help in enabling these voices to influence new strategies on ageing.
Check out the list, events are virtual meaning you can join in wherever you may be