Pres­i­dent speaks about so­cial and eco­nomic in­clu­sion of the el­derly

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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