International Day of Older Persons is on October 01, 2017. This day had been initiated by the United Nations in 1990 to honor the efforts of the elderly and the value they bring into our society. But International Day of Older Persons is also a reaction on the problems of olde people, such as senescence and elder abuse. Society is growing older and this day raises awareness on the many individuals in every country that are considered old. Every year there is a certain topic on International Day of Older Persons. Also other days of the year are appreciation days for the elderly, like for example Grandparents Day.