Iran's elderly population

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  • population 2021-05-19 17:24

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Middle-aged Iran: zero population growth in 20 years

    TEHRAN – Iran, which is now called “middle-aged” with about 70 percent of the active population, is sounding the alarm about the declining trend of population growth and the upward trend of aging.

  • Seven metropolises to become age-friendly 2021-04-19 18:54

    Seven metropolises to become age-friendly

    TEHRAN – The national document on elderly-friendly cities is being implemented on seven metropolises across the country, Hesamoddin Allameh, head of the secretariat of the National Council of the Elderly, has said.

  • 65% of nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19 2021-04-17 18:04

    65% of nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Some 65 percent of the elderly being kept in nursing homes have received coronavirus vaccine, Mostafa Seraj, an official with Welfare Organization has said.

  • $2.3m proposed to implement national document for the elderly 2021-04-11 17:01

    $2.3m proposed to implement national document for the elderly

    TEHRAN – A total of 100 billion rials (nearly $2.3 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been proposed to implement the national document for the elderly, Hesameddin Allameh, secretary of the national council for the elderly, said.

  • ‘Sport for all’ to be promoted among the disabled, elderly 2020-11-25 17:16

    ‘Sport for all’ to be promoted among the disabled, elderly

    TEHRAN – A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the Ministry of Sports and Youth and the Welfare Organization on Wednesday to promote sports among persons with disabilities and the elderly.

  • Iran's welfare services to the elderly significant amid sanctions, pandemic: UNFPA 2020-11-03 16:03

    Iran's welfare services to the elderly significant amid sanctions, pandemic: UNFPA

    TEHRAN – The Welfare Organization of Iran has attained a great achievement through providing significant services to the elderly despite sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic, Leila Joudane, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative to Iran has said.

  • Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus 2020/10/04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus

    TEHRAN – According to official statistics, Iran will be the oldest country in the world by the next 30 years. This will bring up many individual and social consequences both in national and international arenas even bigger than the coronavirus crisis.

  • Increased life expectancy leading cause of elderly population growth 2020-09-30 18:51

    Increased life expectancy leading cause of elderly population growth

    TEHRAN – In recent years, increased life expectancy has led to a growth in the elderly population of the country, an adviser to the health minister has said.

  • Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus 2020-09-29 18:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Many people around the world, particularly the elderly, are suffering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • UNDP supports Isfahan to become age-friendly city 2019-10-08 19:22

    UNFPA supports Isfahan to become age-friendly city

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Municipality of Isfahan on Tuesday to support Isfahan for becoming an age-friendly city to better meet the needs of its older residents.

  • ‘Iran to have oldest population in region by 2050’ 2019-09-28 18:43

    ‘Iran to have oldest population in region by 2050’

    TEHRAN – Iran will be home to the largest aging population in the region by the next three decades due to the large proportion of citizens aged over 35 years who are expected to be over 65 years old by 2050, the deputy health minister said.

  • 700,000 add to Iran’s aging population annually 2018-12-23 21:26

    700,000 add to Iran’s aging population annually

    TEHRAN – The older person’s population will grow three-fold within the next 30 years in Iran, as some 700,000 people are added to the aging population of over 60 each year, head of the secretariat national council of the elderly has said.