Both celebration of active aging and recognition of the challenges involved in creating societies for all ages have marked the IYOP.
Many nations have developed new organizations to plan, promote, and coordinate IYOP events and activities.
It also serves as a clearing house for IYOP conferences and events throughout the country.
The Global Embrace highlighted the themes of the IYOP demonstrating the ability of people as they grow older to lead productive and healthy lives in their families and communities.
Creative Connections is an international networking project designed to increase awareness of the IYOP and to stimulate interest and action in support of International Year themes and programs.