On October 1st, we celebrate International Senior’s Day which is our opportunity to thank our parents and all seniors around us for their important contribution to society. It’s important to acknowledge and embrace the achievements from those around us and develop an awareness of the challenges that seniors face on a daily basis.
Whether we realize it or not, seniors face discrimination in society. The terms is known as ageism. Ageism is the stereotyping and discrimination on the basis of someone’s age. Assuming that all older adults are in poor health, dependent or not as capable as younger generations, are just a few examples of the negative perceptions of aging and contribute to the challenges associated with ageism. International Senior’s day provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of seniors and to celebrate their valuable role in our lives.
How can you celebrate International Senior’s day with your loved ones?
Taking the time to learn about your loved ones life history and achievements, creates the opportunity to break down the negative stereotypes surrounding aging. International Senior’s day is a special moment to celebrate accomplishments and remember the very important role that these special seniors play in society.
Note: This article is for informative purposes only. Always check with a medical professional.