This was 1 October: International Day of Older Persons
Older people – a new power for development
Why a “new power”?
A demographic revolution is underway throughout the world. Today, world-wide, there are around 600 million persons aged 60 years and over; this total will double by 2025 and will reach virtually two billion by 2050 – the vast majority of them in the developing world.http://www.who.int/ageing/events/idop_rationale/en/