Take a Stand Against Ageism
1 October 2016 - The theme for 2016’s International Day of Older Persons was “Take a Stand Against Ageism.” Research has shown that thinking more positively about ageing can increase life expectancy by 7.5 years. In recognising the serious and insidious impact of ageist attitudes and practices on the lives of older persons, WHO supported a global campaign against ageism in coordination with partners around the world.
2 billionpeople will be over 60 years old by 2050Read the ageing fact sheet
80%of people over 60 will live in low- and middle-income countries by 2050.Read the World report on ageing and health 2015
7.5 yearsincrease in life expectancy when one thinks positively about ageing.Read about combatting ageism