In the context of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 (EY2012), public authorities and volunteer organisations all over Europe are invited to devote the International Day of Older Persons on 1st October or any other day in October – to find new ways of engaging senior volunteers and making the most of their contributions. There is plenty of scope for different events and activities: volunteer fairs, community action days (e.g. to improve a public space), young volunteers inviting older people to join in their activities (‘bring a buddy’).
Click here for more details. A banner will be available from the website soon (www.europa.eu/ey2012). Please feel free to integrate it in the website of your organisation and to disseminate through other any other channel you consider appropriate.