The need is at hand to provide more resources for our elderly

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 19th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3c1scd9u/
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By 2050 22 percent of the world's population will be elderly. We need to create good health programs now to make sure that no elderly person is left behind.

Old Age Security

The baby boomers of Montreal are soon to become elderly. This glut on the economy is going to have many implications for the future of the economy. Prime Minister Harper is already deciding to increase the old age pension age of admissibility to 67 instead of 65 to save money.

Note: This article was written in 2012 and the law came into affect, Canadians now have wait until the age of 67 to receive their old age pension.

The issues of the elderly

However, another far reaching implication is the impact it will have health wise on the new generation coming up. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 14 percent of the world’s health burden is the health needs of the elderly. The health needs of the elderly are neglected according to their findings. It is crucial that more studies and more treatments social programs be developed in Montreal and worldwide.

The elderly have physical issues, mobility issues, specific and generalized diseases such as Dementia or cancer. They also have emotional needs such as loneliness due to living in isolation and depression. More work must be done to make the elderly comfortable and improve their well-being and the integrity of the society that we live in.

Twenty million dollars has been invested in developing countries for this purpose but what about at home in Montreal?

Taking care of the elderly

Currently the elderly comprise 11 percent of the world population. As health care improves across the generations the elderly over 60 will benefit. It is predicted that by 2050 the elderly will represent 22 per cent of the world’s population.

It is now time to invest in access to

“Health care, rehabilitation and preventative strategies.”

The WHO is starting a campaign to put resources and treatment plans in motion. Incidentally,

The first director-general of WHO was a Canadian, Brock Chisholm’

Now it is the time to make sure our government makes sure Montrealers are set to retire in comfort with the best resources available to them.


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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Oct 2015 (#)

Carol, thanks for sharing such a great article. My heart always goes out to the very old and the very young. I sincerely hope that there will be programs to make sure that everyone can live with affordable heath programs and receive the care that is needed.

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author avatar brendamarie
19th Oct 2015 (#)

Carol, great article. My heart goes out. They are many programs now to prevent problems for the next generation.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Oct 2015 (#)

nice post and one that makes us think of whats ahead and the planning it needs!

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author avatar onenow
20th Oct 2015 (#)

With people continuing to live longer and longer this issue is only going to continue to overtax an already deficient system.

Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
23rd Oct 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Carol ~ for shariing this great post about the elderly.

The real key appears to be under-utilized strategies that prevent many of these issues from happening.

Richest Blessings to you.

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