International Day of Older Persons 2022 It’s time to change the way you Think about age!

5 October 2022 10:43 am

In the past, taking care of the elderly was done out of habit but as times changed, the elderly have become an almost neglected segment in society. While some cultures value the knowledge shared by the elderly, longer life expectancy is considered a burden on developing economies when considering the health factor. 
The Eastern and South Asian region is home to the largest population of older persons (approximately over 261 million) and key statistics indicate that by 2020 the number of persons above 60 years of age would outnumber children younger than five years. Even though the theme given by United Nations is ‘Resilience among older people in the changing world’ the older generation has passed many hardships in life and are ready to adapt to any situation. Older persons could contribute immensely to society but all these contributions depend on one factor; health. 

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