EPACHA Foundation 

Proudly Celebrates

International Day of

Older Persons

October 1st

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Though 'Youthful Years' may

seem long, long ago . . .

“Older Persons”

know how to gracefully grow.

 

Older Persons know how to wisely live.

Of good advice, Older Persons

can surely give.

“Older Persons”

can be a compass to guide . . .

Older Persons can lead in sure stride.

 

Youth can learn from

“Older Persons”

who are our aged and seasoned

Trees of Wisdom

who surely know . . . and can

surely show the 

wise and prudent way to go.

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UN Secretary-General's 2021 Message

International Day of Older Persons

2021 Theme:  "Digital Equity for All Ages"  

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Courtesy, United Nations

"Staying connected with loved ones. Attending a religious service. Taking a stance.  All of these actions and many more are increasingly carried out online, especially as individuals and communities grapple with restrictions imposed in response to the

COVID-19 pandemic. As we face challenge of navigating our world’s growing reliance on technology, perhaps no population could benefit more from support than older persons.

“Digital Equality for all Ages,” the theme of this year’s International Day of Older Persons, offers an important chance to expand opportunities across generations for the benefit of society as a whole.  

 

Older persons have often been left more isolated during the pandemic.  They are also at greater risk of suffering from the rising threat of cybercrime.  While taking all possible measures to hold to account those unscrupulous criminals preying on older persons, we must also work to strengthen the digital skills of the elderly as an important defence and means to improve their well-being.

Older persons are far more than a vulnerable group; they are a source of knowledge, experience and rich contributions to our collective progress. When older persons can access, learn and use new technology, they will be better equipped to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy health, peace and prosperity.

On this year’s International Day of Older Persons, I call for more inclusive policies, strategies and actions to achieve digital equality for people of all ages.

The 2021 Theme aims to: 

  • To bring awareness of the importance of digital inclusion of older persons, while tackling stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination associated with digitalization, taking into account sociocultural norms and the right to autonomy.

  • To highlight policies to leverage digital technologies for full achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

  • To address public and private interests, in the areas of availability, connectivity, design, affordability, capacity building, infrastructure, and innovation.

  • To explore the role of policies and legal frameworks to ensure privacy and safety of older persons in the digital world.

  • To highlight the need for a legally binding instrument on the rights of older persons and an intersectional person-centered human rights approach for a society for all ages.

Above Text Courtesy, United Nations

Learn more about on the following web page:

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EPACHA's Special Tribute to . . .

Older Persons

Around the World!

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Are you considering the needs

of the many millions of

“Older Persons”

around the world . . .

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Who were once little boys

and girls?

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Are you honoring "Older Persons"

and 

showing gratitude as you should . . .

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. . . in your Nations / Countries –

in your families and local

neighborhoods?

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Are you aware of the many

arduous pathways that

“Older Persons”

have labored to pave

so that we who are younger

can have a much better life?

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Do you know of the

h i s t o r i c   b a t t l e s . . .

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and many, many

s  a  c  r  i  f  i  c  e  s  .  .  .

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“Older Persons”

with honor did brave

and

un-begrudgingly gave?

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Let’s now ask ourselves

some very important

 QUESTIONS?

“Toward Older Persons . . .

How do we behave?”

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Do we treat elderly

“Seniors”

with deserving kindness?

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Do we treat them with utmost respect?

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Or do we carelessly cast them aside

to utter poverty and neglect?

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Do we abandon them to homelessness?

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Do we ever think about their

emotional well-being?

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Do we provide proper medical care?

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Do we think about their loneliness?

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Do we make them Happy . . .

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Or do we make them cry . . .

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. . . with sorrowful tears and sufferings

until they die.

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Do you know that

“Humanity as a whole”

have a responsibility to . . .  

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“Older Persons”

in every place 

Around the World?!

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From generation-to-generation . . .

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little girls and little boys

grow-up to be . . .

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“Older Persons!”

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So let’s all begin to make

some quality noise!

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It’s time to let our voices be heard in

every place loud and clear  . . .

for the safety, health and

overall well-being of . . .

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“Older Persons”

everywhere!

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- EPAHA Foundation -

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Learn more about . . .

"International Day of Older Persons"

on the following United Nations web page:

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Courtesy, United Nations

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If you’ve missed the work of EPACHA in its Phase I duration, please be encouraged to click on the below web links.

Sincerest Thanks are Extended to http://archive.org/web/ for having made possible an archived viewing of

 

EPACHA Foundation’s entire volume of its Phase I web pages:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180321225044/http://www.epacha.org/Pages/Home_Page_BkUp3.aspx

Complete List of EPACHA - Phase I web pages:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180321224129/http://www.epacha.org/Pages/Site_Map_List_of_EPACHAs_Web_Pages.aspx

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