A substantial number of older people in Europe are at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The percentage in Bulgaria is particularly high. Income in old age is often not sufficient to cover even basic needs. The existing programmes and clubs for older people are not yet sufficient. Tulip Foundation takes active part and stimulates participation of civil organisations in various activities, programmes and projects aimed at social inclusion in old age - working meetings and discussions of different models for social inclusion; consultations with older people on policies and programmes; opportunities for financial literacy of older people etc.
For another year Tulip Foundation encourages people and organisations to get involved in the traditional campaign “Society of all ages” to mark 1 October - The International Day of Older People. Regardless of the name of the day, this campaign is for everyone. In last many months the pandemic reminded us all how vulnerable and connected the people are. Love, care, connections between people have many faces.
The idea is to talk about the contribution of older people to their families, communities and societies at large, to involve them in the conversation and to encourage and support their full participation in social life in accordance with their rights, needs and preferences.
We invite colleagues and partners to get involved in the campaign so to demonstrate respect and attitude towards our parents, grandparents, teachers and friends. See more details in the Bulgarian section.
Get involved so that we together become “Society of all ages”!