Senior citizens comprise 12% of Armenia population Apr 14, 2009 7:42:38 GMT -5
Post by Bozur on Apr 14, 2009 7:42:38 GMT -5
Senior citizens comprise 12% of Armenia population
08.04.2009 20:37 GMT+04:00 Print version Send to mail
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ A 3-day international conference on social issues of aging in being held in Yerevan.
The conference is attended by representatives of Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, who'll share experiences and conduct group discussions, as well as visit geriatric homes.
Conference participants will focus on development of national policy on social issues of aging.
In June-December 2008, random studies related to older persons were conducted by RA Ministry of Labor and Social Issues and National Statistical Service.
The studies were conducted within the framework of UNO Development Fund’s “Population and Development Strategies” program, with financial and technical assistance of UNO Economic and Social Issues Department.
The study involved older persons over 50 and presented an overview on aging from different perspectives: functional capacity and disability, health services, state health policies, social aspects of aging, and ethical issues in the care of older individuals.
According to study results, senior citizens over 50 comprise 12% of Armenia population.
Arsen Hambartsumyan, RA Minister of Labor and Social Issues said the project aims to promote improved quality of life and healthy living for older citizens.