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Older People’s Day 1st October

October 1, 2015

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1st October is Older People’s Day, an awareness day that raises awareness about our aging population and the challenges this creates as a society and for older people in our community. By 2035, 23% of the entire UK population will be aged 65 of over.

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Older People’s Day is a global awareness day, but here in the UK, it is used primarily to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and tackle negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.

UN International Day of Older Persons is known as Older People’s Day in the United Kingdom. The Older People’s Day website states:

The main aim for the day is to be a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and the economy. Older People’s Day supports the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.

How To Support Older People’s Day

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Remember to let your local media know about any thing you might be arranging and use the logo’s and banners the Older People’s Day website added here to spread the word. Also add the Older Peoples Day social media icon up alongside your Twitter and Facebook icons on your own site. Together we will change attitudes to ageing by achieving as much positive media coverage as possible.

The Older Person’s Day website be adding news, activities and events throughout the year – it’s always Older People’s Day somewhere everyday! so keep on checking in, and if there’s something you want to share then do so on our blog/ Twitter or Facebook pages. Numerous organisations are becoming partners and individuals are actively working together to make a difference- join in and help us make that difference and let the world know that Older People are very much still #Full of Life! (from Older People’s Day website).

Older People’s Day Is Requesting Support From Businesses

Organisers of Older People’s Day are actively looking for businesses to sign up as partners, supporters and awareness day activists to support Older People’s Day on October 1st and throughout the year.

The Ostrich Group, The Intercivil Society, TECC, Healthwatch and Age Scotland are all listed amongst the many partners but businesses of all sizes including small business anywhere in the United Kingdom can get involved and support Older People’s Day.

For more information about becoming a partner for Older Person’s Day, click here. If you would like more information about supporting an awareness day as part of your small business marketing strategy, please email info@awarenessday.co.uk.

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