The 31st International Day of Older Persons took place on Friday 1 October and Calderdale Council asked organisations and community groups across the region to get involved on the day to show support for people aged 50 plus.
Cllr Val Stevens said: “We pledge our support for #AgeFriendlyCdale on International Day of Older Persons and beyond. Putting older people at the heart of our decision making is already a major commitment for the Town Council.”
Hebden Royd Town Council is working towards becoming a member of the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities and has established the Age Friendly Working Party earlier this year that hopes to engage older persons on projects that they would want to support them and to enrich their lives.
According to the United Nations (UN), the section of the world’s population that is aged 60 years and above will reach over 1.5 billion in the year 2050, up from 900 million in 2015. The International Day for Older Persons aims to make the world aware about the need for social care and health provisions for the elderly.
Added: Wednesday, 6 October 2021