Tag: Ageing

International Day for Older Persons_1st October 2018

un.org_olderpersonsday Participants of the Special event on “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment” (on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons), UN Headquarters’, Oct. 2015. UN Photo/Kim Haughton “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions.” The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 70 this year and the International Day for Older Persons… Continue Reading International Day for Older Persons_1st October 2018

The Record » 2016-17 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: ‘We who are growing old’ is all of us, says JEDO Director

  By Rachel Curry Despite focusing on the opportunities and challenges posed by our ageing population, the message of the 2016-17 Social Justice Statement is just as relevant for young people as it is for the elderly, according to the Director of the Archdiocese of Perth’s Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO), Carol Mitchell. The… Continue Reading The Record » 2016-17 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: ‘We who are growing old’ is all of us, says JEDO Director

WA Seniors Week 2016 and the ACBC Social Justice Statement on Ageing

Last week, from the 6th to the 13th November, Seniors Week was celebrated Australia wide, including in Western Australia.   WA Seniors Week is:  …an annual state-wide celebration that recognises and thanks seniors for their contributions to the community. Activities throughout Seniors Week are designed to challenge negative stereotypes of seniors and present a positive… Continue Reading WA Seniors Week 2016 and the ACBC Social Justice Statement on Ageing

The Record | 2016 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: Perth launch heralds personal story

  By Rachel Curry Described as a text that will touch the heart of every person in our society, the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2016-2017 Social Justice Statement has been launched locally in Perth by Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton. A Place at the Table: Social Justice in an Ageing Society was launched on Tuesday, 20 September… Continue Reading The Record | 2016 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: Perth launch heralds personal story

World Alzheimer’s Day | 21 September 2016

Wednesday 21 September 2016, is World Alzheimer’s Day; a day on which Alzheimer’s organisations around the world seek to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, and the importance of continuing research into finding ways to treat and/or cure the disease.   According the Alzheimer’s Australia, Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, which… Continue Reading World Alzheimer’s Day | 21 September 2016

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