13th German Senior Citizens' Day 2021

The 13th German Senior Citizens' Day 2021 took place from November 24th to 26th 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day event was realised virtually - with over 90 single lectures, panel discussions and workshops.

In general, the German Senior Citizens’ Day is the platform for exchange, information and networking around ageing in Germany. It is used by policymakers, civil society and the society at large to discuss current questions regarding older age. It is organised by BAGSO, the German National Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations, together with its member organisations.

For three days, everything will revolve around the question of how to achieve a good life in old age. The programme includes more than 150 individual events and a fair where organisations and companies present their work, including many products and services for people aged 50+.

The German Senior Citizens' Day invites visitors of all generations

  • to inform themselves about topics related to ageing and older people
  • exchange experiences and establish contacts
  • to discuss current issues in ageing policy
  • to try out new things at the exhibition and during many events
  • to experience celebrities from society and politics live

Image documentation of the 11th German Senior Citizens' Day 2015 | pdf


International Day at the 13th German Senior Citizens' Day

On November 25th HelpAge Deutschland and the Secretariat for International Policy on Ageing at BAGSO organised an international event focussing on the human rights in older age. The event was supported by simultaneous translation (German-English) and was open to online participation via Zoom. The recordings can be accessed via the links below.

Part 1: Human rights: what do they actually mean, even in old age?

Part 2: Strengthening human rights in old age: but how?

Part 3: Securing human rights worldwide: what can and should be done?