The Ivorian society is moving slowly but surely towards population ageing ; in a bid to prepare for the oncoming phenomenon, it has already started adapting to the elderly’s needs, who currently live in less-than-ideals conditions. [Read more…] about Côte d’Ivoire pushes for an improvement of the elderly’s living conditions
adapting to ageing
Staying in their own home as long as possible is one of the wishes most often expressed by the elderly. 77% of French seniors have declared themselves in favour of “ageing in place”, along with 90% of American seniors.
Although the countries of Maghreb still have rather young populations compared to European countries, the share of elderly people is still increasing and they will need to face ageing challenges in the near future.
As a result, the Moroccan Economic, Social and Environmental Council has published a report on the living conditions of elderly people in the country. Today, 10% of the Moroccan population is over 60 years old.
From Tuesday, 17th to Thursday, 19th March, 2015, the French Senate analysed and adopted the society adaptation to ageing law.
The law text was adopted at First Reading, with 178 votes in favor and none against.