The aim of the day is to 'tackle negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes' by celebrating the contributions that older people make to society and the economy, and the amazing things they achieve.
The second issue tackled by last year’s Team v leaders was around loneliness and isolation in older people. Learning that 1 in 10 older people in the UK were affected, Team v leaders across England organised events for older people in their communities, creating new friendships both with their peers and the younger generation. I found this to be an incredibly emotional and inspiring campaign to watch come to life via the Team v Twitter and Youtube accounts, so being involved must have been wonderful.
I only hope that as a Team v leader for 2012-13 I can achieve even a small slice of the fantastic results that you can see here - take a few minutes to watch this and be inspired:
It's the first day of October - why not make this the first day of a new exciting journey with Team v?
If you're aged 16 - 25 and live in Derby, get in touch. Together we can do amazing things.
Lucy - Team v Leader for Derby City