1 October – International Day of Older Persons
“The world marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons as we reckon with the disproportionate and severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on older persons around the world – not only on their health, but on their rights and well-being.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guiterres
October 1 was designated by the UN General Assembly as International Day of Older Persons on December 19, 1990. The Decade of Healthy Aging is launched in 2020 and one of the goals of this global initiative is to raise awareness about the special health needs of older people, their personal opportunities to improve their health, their contribution to the development of the society in which they live.
The Study of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) with its panel longitudinal data, but also with its special COVID-19 module is an important and high-quality tool for policy and program interventions aimed at improving the health and quality of life of the older people.
You can read more at this link: http://www.share-project.org/special-data-sets/share-covid-19-questionnaire.html
UN, policy brief: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ageing/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2020/05/COVID-Older-persons.pdf