International Day of Older Persons - Take A Stand Against Ageism


Take A Stand Against Ageism 

Ageism is a serious issue for older adults and can even shorten lives. Join us on October 1 for a celebration of older people and a campaign to take a stand against ageism. 

The World Health Organization is hosting a Facebook Live chat on Friday Sep 30, 2016 on the topic of ageing, ageism, and health. Questions can be posted in advance to, with the subject line "Facebook Live". 

Quiz: What are your Attitudes Towards Ageing?

Frequently Asked Questions on Ageism 

What you can do to combat ageism 


Age-friendly Practices Against Ageism 

We thank all who have participated in this call for Practices Against Ageism. We received a number of very high-quality submissions. The best ones will be showcased on the main Age-friendly World site on Sep 30. All practices meeting quality standards will be available through the Practices Database on Sep 30. 


About us 

Age-friendly World is a World Health Organization website dedicated to promoting age-friendliness around the world. The World Health Organization Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) is a global coalition of cities and communities committed to becoming age-friendly. We currently consist of over 314 member cities and communities in 35 countries. 

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Participate in our Instagram campaign #YearsAhead and challenge ageism!