Healthy ageing profiles
The phenomenon of ageing and the challenges posed by the need to change societal perceptions and to reorganize social and economic institutions are becoming universally shared experiences in the world. Effective responses are sought in all countries.
The growing, ageing population is a source both of joy and worries. Joy because people are living longer and healthier lives. Worries about how to best respond to a future with a larger, older population, with their rightful demands and needs.
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