International Day of Older Persons – October 1

chinese womenEvery year, October 1 celebrates the United Nations backed International Day of Older Persons. For 2014 the theme is Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All. The photograph on the right shows Elderly women in Chengdu as displayed on the UN website.

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon points out the importance of this topic by noting that:

“By 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries is expected to double. This trend will have profound effects on countries and individuals.”

As Jane Fonda has proclaimed, the third act of life begins at 60. The infographic below suggests ways in which that third act can be long and fulfilling. If you are now in your third act, then see what you can do to make sure that everyone is amazed at your performance.

life over 60 infographic

The infographic was produced by HomeCare Plus in Dublin, Ireland.

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