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October 1st is International Day of Older Persons

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” - Betty Friedan

Did you know that October 1st is the International Day of Older Persons? The United Nations first recognized this day in 1990 to correspond with rising life expectancies that create a variety of opportunities and challenges for individuals and governments. Researchers have found that life satisfaction peaks at 30…and then again at 70! However, it is also reported that 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 will fall victim to various forms of elder abuse. The joys and dangers of life both follow us as we age with risks and rewards often being dependent on the support system around an individual. 

This October, we at SHARE want to place a spotlight on our nonprofit partners who work with older persons in our community including,

As you celebrate and support the elders in your life, please take some time to read about these organizations’ individual mission. From there, we hope that you will take the time to support these organizations by attending an event, volunteering time, donating money, or shopping their wish-lists! If you are still in search of a nonprofit to support, please check out our directory here.

About SHARE Detroit 

SHARE Detroit is a community initiative with opportunities to do good across the tri-county area. A robust online platform makes giving easy by connecting generous people to the greatest needs in the community. offers local nonprofits a chance to be seen and heard, regardless of cause or size, and work together. Learn more at


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We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!