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International Day of Older Persons

28 September 2021

International Day of Older Persons

The United Nations International Day of Older Persons takes place on Friday 1 October. It is a day to highlight the important contributions older people make to society and raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly.

Melissa Delaney, Lifestyle Coordinator at The Salvation Army Moyne Aged Care Centre in Western New South Wales, said it’s an opportunity to listen to the wisdom of older people and the lessons they have learned. “People tend to forget that the elderly are people with a life, a story, with skills to pass on and are still central to the community.”

Melissa and her colleagues at other Salvation Army Aged Care Centres asked residents to share some of their wisdom with the younger generation. The photos below tell the story.


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