The City Council of Granada, Red Cross and the Official School of Psychology inform Elderly how to get old in an active, healthy and safety way.
Coinciding with the International Day of Elderly, was celebrated, with great public attendance, at Fuente de las Batallas, Road Safety Workshops for elderly, in the morning of the 6th October 20166.
It was organised by the Educational Center in Road Safety of the City Council of Granada, Red Cross Granada and Official School of Psycology.
It is a known fact that composition of world population has changed,the age pyramid has been inverted, being at this moment 700 millions people older than 60 years old , that would be around 2.000 millions in 2050, this means more than 20% worl population will be older than 60 years old.
In view of this situation, on the 1st October commemorates the International Elderly Day from 1990, at the request of the United Nations and with the slogan: Towards a society for all ages.
In particular, Granada has almost a 26% population older than 60 years.
|Population||TOTAL||older than 60 years||%|
Source: Register of inhabitants City Council of Granada (1 November 2015)
If we study ways of displacement in 60 years and over people, involved in traffic accidents, being pedestrians, there is a continous increase of elderly involved in urban accidents :
|Year||Pedestrians||Pedestrian older than 60 years||% over 60 years|
Violations of pedestrians involved in accidents with victims:
|Not respect a pedestrian sign||6||2||1||2||0|
|Not use pedestrian crossings||1||6||4||10||5|
|Burst in or cross the road against regulations||11||9||15||43||41|
|Be or walk in the road against regulations||0||0||1||3||2|
|Get on - off the vehicle against regulations||0||0||1||0||0|
Because ous local policies support Active Ageing, autonomy and total integration and social participation of elderly, there are severa actuations at different levels and departments:Social Welfare, Mobility, Citizen Participation...
To favour this secure integration and active aging of our elderly in the city, there are several actuations focused to this aim:
Delegation of Protection and Mobility.
City of Granada