Day of Older Persons focuses on human rights

According to the United Nations, population ageing is an irreversible global trend. 

In 2021, one in 10 people worldwide were aged 65 or above. In 2050, it’s expected to be one in six. Here in Australia, it’s already one in six, and predicted to reach one in five by 2061.

As the doomsayers are already pointing out, that will mean fewer young people to support more old people.

But, of course, that’s just part of the picture. One of the reasons the population is getting older is that we have better health outcomes, and that means we are enjoying longer and more fruitful lives.

As we have seen in Australia, retirement ages have also crept up.

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