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Picture taken from the official website of the
UN Open Ended Working Group on Ageing.



THIRD SESSION OF THE UN OPEN ENDED WORKING GROUP ON AGEING (OEWG) WILL CONVENE AUGUST 21-24, 2012 IN NEW YORK.

Information on NGO participation is available on the OEWG official website.

 

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Seniors Grow Old Under Debt (May 29, 2012)

 
According to credit counselors, elder law attorneys and economists, older Americans are drowning in debt across the United States. Many seniors are filing for bankruptcy alongside looking for financial assistance and work. Sadly,  healthcare bills, mortgage payments, credit card balances and student loans are the main reasons behind this debt for the elderly. Moreover, the financial crisis and few employment opportunities have proved to be just as punishing.

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Latin America: The Aging of Latin America Citizens Increases the Incidence of Osteoporosis (May 29, 2012)

(Article in Spanish)

Due to the increasing rates of osteoporosis, the occurrence of hip fractures will likely increase in 2050 by 32% in Brazil, by 85% in Argentina, and by 424% in Mexico.  After a hip fracture, the risk of an older individual dying within six to eight months increases, according to Dr. Bruno Muzzi Camargos. 

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