PROMOTE MORE POSITIVE IMAGE OF AGEING, SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES
IN MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS
"...enable older persons to live in an environment that enhances their capabilities, fosters their independence and provides them with adequate support and care as they age."
"That means ensuring housing, transportation and other living conditions that allow people to maintain their independence for as long as possible, and “age in place”-- yet remain active -- within their own communities."
"Equally important, it means recognizing and respecting the dignity, authority, wisdom and productivity of older persons in all societies, particularly in their roles as volunteers and multigenerational caregivers. And that, in turn, means promoting a more positive image of ageing."