Active Ageing Becoming a Norm

By Hasanah Akhir

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AS TECHNOLOGY, science and the standard of living improve, more people are living a longer life. Like many other countries, Malaysia, with 7% of its population (i.e.2 million people) are above 65 years of age.[1]There is therefore a need for the country to be prepared for and to embrace this future situation. This may include protecting senior citizens’ ability to continue participating in society, and providing the necessary support and infrastructure towards their physical, social and mental wellbeing. Such conditions...

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Hasanah Akhir

is advocate for family inclusiveness. She is currently working at the Family and Children’s Affairs Department of the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC).