International Day of Older Persons

Victorian English Brass Oval Photo with Ribbon Topper (LEO Design)

Every senior was once young—and, since then, has experienced a lifetime of lessons and made countless contributions.  In 1990, the United Nations declared 1 October as International Day of Older Persons, the day when we salute our elderly and recognize the special challenges they face.  Sadly, elder abuse is all too common.  So is loneliness, poverty, and malnutrition amongst the aged.

The woman above is unknown to us—as is her story and her contribution.  As for the frame, it's English from the Turn-of-the-Century.  To learn more about it, please click on the photo above.

Let’s remember the contributions of the (sometimes unnoticed) elderly making their ways through the world around us.


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