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Leeds Older People’s Forum
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IDOP – International Day of Older People

About this project

The city of Leeds promotes and celebrates IDOP each year in October to promote:

  • a positive view of old age
  • older people being enabled to lead active healthy and involved lives as citizens
  • full participation of older people in the decisions and processes which affect their lives
  • challenging the barriers faced by older people to independence, inclusion and equality
  • older people being treated with respect and dignity at all times

International Day of Older People 2023

International Day of Older People (IDOP) on 1 October is celebrated annually in Leeds, focusing on a different theme each year.

The theme for 2023 was: The resilience of older people in a changing world 

You can read our most recent report on IDOP 2023 here.

Recent International Days of Older People in Leeds

  • Read: IDOP 2022, on the theme: ‘the resilience and contributions of older women’.
  • Read: IDOP 2021, on the theme, ‘Linking Lives’.

IDOP Leeds is organised by Leeds Older People’s Forum with the support of Leeds City Council Public Health, Leeds City Council Adults & Health and Leeds City Council Equality and Diversity, Safer and Stronger Communities Team