Older people – a new power for development

international day of older persons
On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons.  The proportion of the population over 60 is growing strongly throughout the world. The World Health Organization in its webpage on 1 October: International Day of Older Persons this year  promote survey that Older people are a new power for development.

Why a “new power”? They point out that a demographic revolution is underway throughout the world. Today, world-wide, there are around 600 million persons aged 60 years and over; this total will double by 2025 and will reach virtually two billion by 2050 – the vast majority of them in the developing world.

If you are reading this blog, then it is highly likely that you are part of that new power. For you, the new technologies raise no fears. We wish you every success in your ongoing endeavors. You may find the following infographic helpful to you with its list of apps since some of them may be ones you were not aware of.

apps for older people
The infographic was produced by Home Care Technologies.

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