The world is ageing as people live longer than ever before. Despite this, healthcare systems are not meeting the basic needs of older people. Age International's new report makes the case for healthcare which is genuinely inclusive of older people, reaching them in their community.
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Older people have changed the world. They have revolutionised technology, fought for gender equality, protected workers’ rights and started the climate movement.
To mark International Day of Older Persons 2023, we developed this feature about how older people hold their communities together.
Too often, older women are overlooked in society, but we know that older women are the pillars of their communities.
They are strong, resilient and inspiring, leading the way in many different ways.
As they age, older people find themselves forgotten, ignored and invisible - by governments and organisations alike. It is time for change. It is time to take all ages into account. Read what experts in the field of ageing and international development have to say and what we are doing to influence decision makers
Globally, older women are contributing unrecognised yet critical support to their families, communities and economies through their paid and unpaid work. Our report, Older women: the hidden workforce gives voice to older women’s experience of work and sets out recommendations for how to address this inequality.
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