In 1990, the United Nations designated October 1 as International Day for Older Persons to raise awareness of issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society. Interestingly enough, my Chinese visa has not been renewed due to my age. I’m 61.
Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 per cent of the world’s population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, with Asia as the region with the largest number of older persons, and Africa facing the largest proportionate growth.
What are you going to do with all of us?