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Retirees willing to work

Shayal Devi
Friday, June 20, 2014

A SURVEY conducted by the Fiji Council of Social Services in conjunction with HelpAge International in 2011 found that 79 per cent of retirees were still willing to work and 47 per cent of them were in excellent health.

The survey was conducted in three Western Division districts alongside one in the Central Division.

The report — Madrid International Plan for Action on Ageing — said many times older people felt useless after reaching retirement age.

"We need to encourage older people to feel positive about themselves," it said.

"In this sense, people who love and respect themselves are better able to stand up for themselves and others."

The report said there was a certain mind-set associated with retirement age and this needed to change.

According to the report, ageing was a demographic revolution that would have deep and important consequences for all in Fiji.

"Some seniors are disproportionately affected by the social and economic changes in recent years and these needs must be recognised and addressed by civil society and corporate organisations.

"More importantly, government must recognise and take on board the special needs of the seniors living in rural and urban Fiji.

"Elderly call for opportunities where they can contribute and effectively participate through volunteering, continuing education, learning, training and employment and recreation and leisure."








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