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The dependence of elderly people

The dependence of elderly people

Type of text : Opinion
Type of referral : Government referral
Working group : Temporary comitee

Rapporteur(s) :

Monique WEBER
CFE-CGC Trade Union Group
Yves VÉROLLET
CGT Trade Union Group

Contribution :

Working group : Delegation for the Overseas , Delegation for Women's Rights and Equal Opportunity

Rapporteur(s) :

Geneviève BEL
Enterprise Group
Gérard GRIGNON
Overseas Group
Date adopted : 15/06/2011 | Period : 2010-2015

The dependency and the loss of autonomy is above all a societal challenge, although the financial aspect should not be underestimated. What is the place of the elderly? The elderly are an asset for our society. The place we reserve for them, their respect and our attitude towards them, are key aspects. How can public policies encourage the construction of life paths suited to the needs of individuals? This involves implementing, above and beyond the elderly alone, new solidarities which are sustainable for both families and public finances over time. The Economic, Social and Environmental Council considers that society should provide all people suffering from a lack of autonomy, whatever their age or disability, with a response suited to their needs.