International Day of the Elderly
International Day of Older Persons is marked every year on October 1 to promote the rights of the elderly, by encouraging them to actively participate in economic, political, social and cultural life, but also to promote a positive image of aging. , non-discrimination, through social inclusion.
The Feast of the Elderly was instituted on December 14, 1990, by the United Nations General Assembly, based on Resolution no. 45/106. It was initiated in 1982 by the development of an International Plan of Action on Assisting the Elderly. The plan was adopted in the same year by the World Assembly on Aging and approved by the UN General Assembly.
In 2002, the Second World Assembly on Aging adopted the International Plan of Action on Aging to address the challenges facing the elderly population in the 21st century, and to promote the development of an aging society. for all ages. In a series of subsequent resolutions, the UN General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council called on the governments of UN member states to develop priority programs to support the elderly. In this regard, specialized departments have been set up in the governments of the world’s states on this kind of issue.
According to the UN, worldwide, the population over 60 is estimated to reach 1.4 billion by 2030. At European level, life expectancy will reach, in 2050, the average value of 81 years for women and 75 for years in men.
The European Union as a whole is facing an aging population. According to a demographic study published in 2015 by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat), by 2080, almost 30% of European Union citizens will be 65 years of age or older, according to the site http://ec.europa.eu/ . Moreover, it is estimated that the percentage of people over the age of 80 will exceed 12% of the total population by 2080. This statistical prediction comes after another in 2013, according to which, for the first time in human history, it was estimated that In 2050, the number of people over the age of 60 will be higher worldwide than the number of children. And in the Republic of Moldova, the segment of the elderly population will register an accelerated growth trend.
This phenomenon of an aging population implies the need to pay more attention to the special needs and problems faced by the elderly, especially with regard to the risk of poverty and social exclusion. The elderly in our country are beneficiaries of social protection measures supported by the social insurance system that covers the risk of old age through pensions, and social assistance measures for situations of difficulty or individual vulnerability, such as disability, dependency, poverty, according to https://msmps.gov.md. Social assistance measures are financially supported from the state budget, local budgets, as well as from insurance budgets for certain categories of facilities and services.
Medical and social day care and home care centers through the services provided are a viable alternative for the elderly alone, immobilized in bed or at home, without relatives or neglected by them & nbsp; and low-income. Through the services offered we want the beneficiaries to feel safer and we with them more fulfilled through the help offered. This day to bring joy to their hearts with their loved ones and with the staff who take care of the beneficiaries & nbsp; of day centers created and supported by the HOMECARE Public Association.