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The Elderly

Morocco’s elderly population as a percentage of total population went up from 7% in 1994 to 8.1% in 2004.

Morocco’s elderly population stands at 2,500,000.

The percentage of elderly population will stand at 9% in 2014, 11.1% in 2020 and 20% in 2040.

According to the CERED (population research center), the proportion of elderly people in Morocco will be almost similar to that of young people by the year 2050.

This can be explained by the increase in life expectancy figures (which stood at 65, even 70 years in 2004, resulting in a new classification of elderly population brackets: old, quite old and very old).

Old people represent 9% of the urban population.

In view of the above, the Foundation has undertaken to find social solutions to the problems faced by underprivileged elderly people.

Three elderly people centers were set up by the Foundation in Taza, Guercif and Rabat, in order to:

  • Provide accommodation, catering, health care and general welfare services for old people with no resources or family support
  • Contribute to the integration, social cohesion and improved living conditions of elderly people in difficult situations
  • Assist the elderly to help them benefit from support services, guidance and socioeconomic reinsertion
  • Carry out participative, sustainable, integrated and targeted actions that have a solid impact on human development.

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