International Day of Older Persons

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the 18th celebration of the ‘International Day of Older Persons’. In Canada there are more than 4.8 million persons over age 60 (including more than 6,500 people over the age of 100!). Worldwide, there are almost 700 million people over the age of 60, and the United Nations projects that by 2050, there will be 2 billion people, over 20 percent of the world’s population, over age…

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