President speaks about social and economic inclusion of the elderly
President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca yesterday spoke about the need to further social and economic inclusion of the elderly, while attending a conference about wellbeing in retirement.
The President spoke about the new reality, that people are living longer. “This reality brings about new challenges for society.“One such challenge, she said, is for pensioners to again look for work in order for them to have financial peace of mind.
The time has come for employers, authorities, organisations representing pensioners to meet and discuss ways to make it easier pensioners to work after their retirement, she said.
“When we discuss active ageing, we understand that we are speaking about a decent living, health, decent income, strong relationships and a sense of satisfaction.“
She explained that, through consultations held between the President’s Foundation for the Good of Society and pensioners, retirees are concerned about several issues including their mental and physical health, opportunities for economic activities, and financial literacy.