Rapport Housing & Care Residents Mark Older People’s Day
In a bid to challenge the misconceptions of life as an older person, residents across Rapport Housing & Care’s homes celebrated Older People’s Day by showing just what they can do.
Many people think that once you grow old and move into a retirement scheme or care home, life stops. They think residents sit in their chair, day in day out, knitting or staring into space.
Of course we at Rapport Housing & Care know this isn’t true, so in celebration of Older People’s Day, we invited our residents to tell us the things they are still very capable of, and enjoy, doing. And some of the responses might surprise you. From DIY to drinking gin, there were a variety of answers and not one them involved putting their feet up!
The International Day of Older Persons is observed annually on 1 October to address the issues and challenges that older people face and look for solutions to them. The day is focused on the special needs, rights and well-being of elderly people.
According to the United Nations (UN), the section of the world’s population that is aged 60 years and above will reach over 1.5 billion in the year 2050, up from 900 million in 2015. The International Day for Older Persons aims to make the world aware about the need for social care and health provisions for the elderly.
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