By | 19 Mar 2023 at 11:41 PM
Wellderly Day 2023: Date, History, Facts about Aging and Health

Annually, Wellderly Day is observed on the third Monday of March. This year’s event occurs on March 20. On this day, we celebrate the health of our senior citizens and advocate for healthy lifestyle adjustments to promote longevity and a more fulfilling life. It involves focusing on the number of years the elderly still have to appreciate, as opposed to the number of years they have already lived. This adjustment in perspective will assist them in maintaining their physical and mental health. Remember that ‘healthy’ and ‘old’ are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

The background of Wellderly Day

Well-Elderly Day is another name for Wellderly Day. Dr. Dale Anderson and Act Happy Day devised this day “to promote the health benefits of happiness, humor, and laughter.”

He believed that the best way to harness the power of joy and amusement was to begin each day by laughing in front of a mirror. He reasoned that this basic practice not only improves an individual’s disposition, but also stimulates beneficial bodily processes. Dr. Anderson went on to write a book titled “Never Act Your Age” in which he discusses the health benefits of humor and mirth at any age.

The World Health Organization considers anyone over 65 to be ancient, while the United Nations considers anyone over 60 to be elderly. Obviously, this number has changed over time; in 1875, a person who was 50 years old was considered geriatric.

World Health Organization introduced the concept of healthy aging. It focuses on four primary areas of intervention: creating a health system that is more focused on the elderly, developing a health system that provides long-term and sustainable care services, creating environments that are friendly to the elderly, and enhancing the assessment, monitoring, and research of older people’s ailments.

Wellderly Day also encourages senior citizens to take up a hobby, cultivate their passions, and do what makes them happy. It is the perfect opportunity to pursue all of the passions they may have neglected during their working years.

World Behavior Analysis Day 2023: Date, History, Facts about Human Mind


Between 2015 and 2050, the global population of individuals over 60 will nearly double from 12% to 22%.

In 2020, people aged 60 and elderly will outnumber children under the age of five.

By 2050, eighty percent of the elderly will reside in low- and middle-income countries.

Heart disease, stroke, and chronic pulmonary disease are the most prevalent noncommunicable diseases among the elderly.

Variations in health can be a reflection of genetic inheritance and environmental factors, both physical and social.


Year Date Day
2022 March 21 Monday
2023 March 20 Monday
2024 March 18 Monday
2025 March 17 Monday
2026 March 16 Monday