National Wellderly Day is an American holiday dedicated to the elderly. On this day, we wish them well, spend time with them, help them and say thank you. Grandparents often need attention and today they will get it! The holiday is celebrated annually on the third Monday of March.
The celebration of National Wellderly Day began in 2002, when Dr. Dale Anderson took the initiative. He dedicated this holiday to the elderly and promoted the idea of positive thinking and laughter. A happy perception in life, above all, depends on ourselves. You shouldn’t give negative thoughts a chance. This is especially important for the elderly, who often feel that their life is coming to an end.
Age 60 is a great opportunity to implement the accumulated experience and knowledge in some way. People need to fulfill their dreams and desires in order to meet old age properly. For example, you can go on a trip or visit a free time hobby. You can start embroidery, play table tennis, chess, and so on. The options are many!
- According to the UN recommendation, people over the age of 60 are now considered elderly. At the same time, in 1875 the elderly were those who had reached the age of 50.
- In 2021, the WHO published a report on Healthy Aging. It includes programs to develop medicine and other areas for the elderly until 2030.
- Thanks to modern medicine, life expectancy has increased by more than 10% in the last 20 years.
How to celebrate
Spend National Wellderly Day with elderly relatives. They will enjoy the attention and care from you. You can volunteer for a day and help out at a nursing home.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they care about their elderly relatives.
When is National Wellderly Day celebrated in 2023?
National Wellderly Day is observed annually on the third Monday in March.