Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Global AgeWatch Index 2014 on World Elder’s Day today

On the occasion of World Elder’s Day today, Global AgeWatch Index 2014 has ranked Norway as the best country in the world to grow old in. According to the report, the list assessed and ranked 96 countries based on the social and economic well-being of older people.

The elderly represent 90 percent of the world's population of people over 60 years of age. The Global AgeWatch Index revealed that the well-being of senior citizens is influenced by health, income, personal capabilities and a positive social environment. Report  said the number of senior citizens will increase from 12 percent of the global population to more than 20 percent by 2050. The report suggests that supporting the aging population would become a bigger priority in the future for many countries.

Top 10 Countries in Global AgeWatch Index 2014:
1. Norway
2. Sweden
3. Switzerland
4. Canada
5. Germany
6. Netherlands
7. Iceland
8. USA
9. Japan
10. New Zealand