The World Health Organisation (WHO) has told us all to get out of our chairs and go run around the house, a bit. Well, not really BUT that would seem to be a good thing to do, if you can, in keeping with the WHO’s self-declared Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030).
WHO says the decade is an opportunity to bring together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector for ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.
The world’s population is ageing.
Already, there are more than 1 billion people aged 60 years or older, with most living in low- and middle-income countries. Many do not have access to even the basic resources necessary for a life of meaning and of dignity. Many others confront multiple barriers that prevent their full participation in society.
This is why WHO’s call for concerted global action on Healthy Ageing during this decade is critical.
What is healthy ageing?