11 percent of Armenia’s population over 60
The social action dedicated to the international day of elderly people took place in Gyumri organized by the "Armenian Caritas" NGO and Armenian State Pedagogic Institute's educational center of social works, News.am reported.
During the event "Armenian Caritas" presented a collection of photographs entitled "Home care: a tool for null poverty" which portrayed the social condition of elderly people. The aim of the action is to direct the attention of society to the problems of elderly and lonely people.
Currently 10 percent of the world's population overstepped the 60 year frontier. According to Armenia's National Statistics Service, in 2010 11 percent of the population is over 60, and that percentage grows as migration increases.