Seniors day: the story of the emergence
As sung in the famous song "... a year or two and young, a little patience". At a young age, few people think of the idea that old age is inevitable. They do not want to think about it, when the body is full of strength and energy! Life passes unnoticed, as the youth. It would seem that only yesterday got married and now have become grandparents. Today the whole country each year, celebrating the Day of seniors, but most do not know how he appeared.
Where did the holiday?
Home to such a "young" holiday, as the Day for the elderly, is considered Scandinavia, where he almost three decades came to Europe, then to America. Only since the late 80-ies of the last century, it is celebrated all over the world, after the 14 December 1990, the holiday was officially established, the UN General Assembly. Since then, every year October 1 is international seniors day.
Not to mention that its appearance was preceded by the 2nd world Assembly in 1982. It adopted the Vienna international plan of action and Political Declaration which was to serve as a signal to society to reconsider their attitude to elderly citizens. Among the issues raised most topical issues, such as services and employment. The more that there is a tendency of increasing the number of older people.
The income of people in this age group demand increase, and their welfare – improving. Since the average life expectancy of women is higher than of the stronger sex, of course, older women more than older men. Older people have more sufficient capacity, which can be useful to society, as indicated in one of the paragraphs of the resolution. Irresistible is still the difference in financial situation between senior citizens in the West and in the Russian Federation. Then there was no celebration, and no one knew what number day of the pensioner.
Thus, the issue of aging really paying serious attention. But the year 1991 was memorable for the adoption by the United Nations special document entitled "Principles for older people."
Official appearance in Russia
In 1992, the Day for the elderly were officially noted on the territory of the Russian Federation. Specifically this question was included in the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council.
The program of celebration of Day of older people is very diverse. In addition to concerts and conferences for senior people to grow, convened congresses, organized exhibitions and evenings. Not without fundraisers, the initiators, which are usually public organizations and various enterprises. Every year is celebrated the day of the pensioner. Holiday date – 1 Oct.
It has become a tradition on this day in some countries to include in television programs, films and programs that meet the tastes of the newlyweds. Especially consistent in this Scandinavians.
Anyway, there is an aging population. The society should not move away from the existing problems that occur in older people. Need to find ways of solving them, to do everything possible to ensure that the quality of their life improved. Seniors day is a significant occasion to assess the lives of older people. Every day they need help from society. But not everybody is willing to provide this support.
Common to the elderly, to rank those who crossed the threshold of retirement age. Women in Russia retire at 55 and men at 60. The proportion of elderly people in the total population is about 20.7 percent. But not everyone knows when the celebration of seniors Day.
In most cases, people retiring, experiencing a lot of stress. After all, in life there is a drastic change. If every morning had to get ready for work, but now you have forgotten, abandoned. Self-realization has no promise. Plus, even substantial differences in the amount of the pension previously earned wages.
The main objectives
Undeniable is the fact that aging is a natural process, wisely provided by nature. But this does not mean that with it comes it's all over, nothing else to do, how to prepare for the departure to eternity. Can result in a huge number of examples of people being in old age, thanks to the optimism, healthy lifestyle and working on myself has made the arrival of the second young, even at 80. If person has desire, he will be able to arrange a quite full life. On the day of the seniors should be congratulated for every elderly member of your family.
Old age awaits everyone!
It is not necessary to lower the nose to slow things down too much to keep feeling sorry for yourself. On the contrary, the man given the opportunity to implement many ideas, because often not enough time.
You must learn to adapt to change and lead a proper lifestyle. The purpose of the festival is not only the moral support of older people. The young generation expresses its gratitude to them. Life experience and the wisdom of those compatriots who have more than a dozen years, are of great value to the younger generation. First of October is the Day of the pensioner of Russia.