International Day of Older Persons -1st October 2017

Starting September 27, 2017 - Ending September 27, 2018

1st October is designated by the UN General Assembly as the International Day for Older Persons. Each year, the day is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly such as elder abuse, cognitive decline, and health conditions associated with ageing. It is a day to appreciate the contributions of elder persons to society.

The theme for the International Day of Older Persons 2017 is: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society”

In Ghana, the Centre for Ageing Studies, University of Ghana, in partnership with Arklifestyle Foundation, Association for Ghana’s Elders (AGE), Samuel Amo Tobin Foundation and F&G Mobile Health Shop will be celebrating the day on Sunday 1st October at the grounds of the Sports Directorate, University of Ghana from 12 noon - 4pm. Activities will include health screening, workshop on wellness and a traditional African dance and fitness session.

On the 2nd and 3rd of October, 2017, the Centre for Ageing Studies will organize a Conference on the theme: “Multidisciplinary Approach to Ageing Research across the Lifespan”. The venue is Great Hall, University of Ghana, from 9am-4pm each day.

The Centre invites the University community and the general public to participate in the celebration of our seniors.

For more information please contact: Anna: 0270116119, Vida: 0204116110, Priscilla: 0272521094 or send an email on