International Day of the Older Person – 1 October 2020

Published on 30 September 2020

Two older adults look through a window, while wearing face masks.

The International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the issues and challenges of ageing in today’s world. 

Older people have always played a significant role in society as leaders, caretakers and custodians of tradition. With age comes wisdom that can only be gained from life experience. Today we pay tribute to our elders and acknowledge the value of their experience, their knowledge and their deep connection with the communities where they have lived, worked and raised their families.

During October we would normally celebrate a vibrant Seniors Festival throughout the shire.

Due to the current circumstances we invite our older residents to enjoy the Seniors Festival Reimagined by watching or listening to performances online and on the radio.

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