Today, the first day of October, the international day of old people is celebrated.
Since 1982 there has been a constant and active debate regarding the improvement of aging. With Resolution 45/106 of December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated the 1st of October as the International Day of Older Persons.
This recurrence aims to make it recognized that the elderly are a resource for society that can contribute significantly to the development process of society.
So this day wants to reflect on the importance of the elderly in society, a source of experience and sageness and not to think of them as an obstacle.
One of the main objectives is to conduct a campaign of awareness and commitment against ageism.
Ageism is stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups based on their age.
And on this very day I would like to reflect on the issue of justice towards older people who increasingly see themselves deprived pensions.
I think it is a crime to deprive a person of what he deserves after years of sacrifice, paying economic contributions to the government. Receiving the pension that is due to us is an inviolable right.
I hope that society will give more respect to the community of the elderly, often put in the background.