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UNECE Policy Brief: "Older persons in rural and remote areas"

2002 Regional Implementation Strategy of MIPAA, Commitment 2: “To ensure full integration and participation of older persons in society”. Programmes should be aimed at rural and remote areas, where older persons might find themselves isolated, without access to their immediate families or to social and other types of infrastructure. Commitment 7: “To strive to ensure quality of life at all ages and maintain independent living including health and well-being”. Special attention should be paid to older persons living in rural or remote areas, who often have difficulties accessing health and social services.

 

Download the full UNECE Policy Brief here.