International Day of Older Persons 2017 – Make Plans for October 1st

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International Day of Older Persons 2017 is fast approaching. This year on October 1, people around the globe come together to recognize the older people in their lives, as well as their contributions to society and the need to protect their basic rights. This year’s theme is “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society,” and it provides an excellent opportunity for you to recognize the contributions of the elderly people you love.

About International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons, or UNIDOP, is to draw attention to the benefits of the elderly and the need to provide continued support to protect this vulnerable population. Through having a day to celebrate the elderly, organizations are able to draw attention to problems of neglect and abuse, bringing plans to the table to help solve these problems.

This year’s theme focuses on reminding the world that the elderly continue to have talents and contributions that bring value to society. It is easy for older people to be set aside, but their contributions are still necessary and valuable. Through this theme, the organizers of UNIDOP plan to show how the elderly are an invaluable resource that will continue to provide contributions to society in the future.

 How to Participate

As UNIDOP approaches, you may be wondering how you can participate. This is a great opportunity for you to take a moment to recognize the contributions of the elderly that are in your life. Give them a call or plan a visit if you can, and thank them for the ways they have impacted you and your local community. Find ways to bring the elderly into your own family and community, allowing them to contribute to your daily life.

Talk with any elder abuse lawyer and you will hear stories about older adults who feel as if they have been set aside. This is part of the reason that elder abuse is on the rise. Take this year’s UNIDOP event as an opportunity to embrace the older adults in your life and show them that they still have something of value to contribute to your family and your local society. If you suspect any abuse as you reconnect with the elderly in your life, contact the elder abuse lawyers of Garcia, Artigliere & Medby by calling 1-800-281-8515 today.