The World Health Organisation website says that 'Most developed world countries have accepted the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of 'elderly' or older person' whilst Wikipedia has given a definition of "old age consisting of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the
In this way, who active aging?
Active aging is a term used to describe the maintenance of positive subjective well-being, good physical, social and mental health and continued involvement in one's family, peer group and community throughout the aging process.
Why is active aging important to the community?
Active Ageing aims to extend healthy life expectancy and quality of life for all people as they age.” Hearing plays a key role in maintaining strong social networks and engaging in opportunities for intellectual stimulation.
What defines an older person?
Older people — are generally defined according to a range of characteristics including: chronological age, change in social role and changes in functional abilities. In high-resourced countries older age is generally defined in relation to retirement from paid employment and receipt of a pension, at 60 or 65 years.