The United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1st as the “International Day of Older Persons” as recorded in Resolution 45/106. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1st, 1991.
Following this tradition, longevity research activists from around the world call this day and the month of October; International Longevity Day and International Longevity Month.
Events focused on supporting biomedical research to further understand the biology of aging and extend healthy human lifespan, take place internationally throughout the entire month of October.
Since 2013 hundreds of events have been organized and we hope this tradition will continue and will keep strengthening the longevity advocacy community.
Also in 2021, events have been organized around the world. Though initiated from various specific countries, they are mostly online and thus international, including:
On the occasion of Longevity Day, 1st October, India Future Society announced an open competition for individuals/organizations to submit applications on the theme of Indo-Futurism.
If you organize an event, create a publication, an awareness action, or make any other effort to promote International Longevity Day/Month, we would love to learn about it! You can let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org