Healthy ageing

WHO/SEARO/Vismita Gupta-Smith

Ageing presents both opportunities. and challenges.

Older people are a resource to the society. According to the Census 2011, India has 104 million older people (60+years), constituting 8.6% of the total population. The increase in longevity and decline of joint family systems and breakdown in the social fabric often pushes senior citizens into loneliness and neglect