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Website: www.undesadspd.org/ageing/internationaldayofolderpersons.aspx

Hashtags: #IDOP2015 and #60PLUS

2015 Theme: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) and this year the day will focus on the impact older people have on the new urban environment as well as the effect it in turn has on them.

This year’s celebration aims to show that ‘an age inclusive agenda is crucial for sustainable urban environments to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity for all.’

For many, living in a city as an older person can mean that they are more likely to generate income, have education opportunities and receive access to accessible housing, public facilities and safe transportation.

With the phenomenon that is urbanization, there is now a significant number of people over 60 living in cities. That number is expected to reach 900 million by 2050.