The Pontifical Academy for Life, on Feb. 9, 2021, released an 11-page "note" titled, "Old Age: Our Future. The Elderly After the Pandemic." It is available in six languages on the Pontifical Academy for Life website.
It notes that the needs of older people must be met and their gifts appreciated and that renewed attention and new solutions must be given to assisted living facilities, architectural barriers, friendships and social support networks, in-home caregivers, families and younger family members and opportunities in parishes. Too, it offers a reflection on the importance of the elderly and the challenges the older generation faces and will face, given the World Health Organization's estimate that by 2050, the world will have 2 billion people over the age of 60, that is, one out of every five people in the world.
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