This year’s International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) will see a surprise package for senior citizens in Ghana, with the introduction of a Seniors’ Day Out to celebrate the vibrant spirit of older folks, and giving them a fun-filled day.
The IDOP (October 1), is observed by the United Nations to change negative stereotypes and misconceptions about ageing, and to allow older persons realize their potential.
The theme for this year is, “Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons: Across Generations”
“Seniors’ Day Out is scheduled for October 7, 2023 at the Aviation Social Centre, Airport Accra, and will pool pensioners & retiree associations, senior citizens in faith-based organisations, old school associations, social and community pensioners associations and the like.”
According to the Event Director, Nana Adwoa Kwegyir-Aggrey, the Seniors’ Day Out, which is open to all senior citizens, forms part of the charitable initiative “Celebrate Active Aging” by 5thSense Strategies to promote active aging among older persons.
The attendees will have access to arts & craft, painting, food and beverages, as well as wellness activities, games & contests, soft exercises, health screening, relaxation, self-care and sexual health for seniors.
The entertainment package includes a live band, cultural & choral performances, and stand-up comedy, among others.
General Manager of Aviation Social Centre, Mrs. Abigail Sappor, said the collaboration is their way of also giving back to the community by way of making life meaningful to the senior community.
Seniors’ Day Out is in collaboration with Aviation Social Centre and Association of Ghana’ Elders (AGE), and sponsored by Japan Motors, Nissan, Volta River Authority and GT Bank.
Other partners are C&J Medicare Hospital, Rabito Clinic, Divine Organic Hub, DrugNet, Kaaley Mettle Consult, Bracebridge Consultancy, Fruitsplash Fruit Juice, Ageless Day Spa, Nallem Clothing, Vibrant Aging Community Center (VACC), Designique, Bulk SMS and Vibmedia with Ghanaweb and Asaase Broadcasting Company.