Sinaloa.- Sinaloa is ranked as one of the states with the largest number of people over the age of 60 in relation to the population under the age of 15.Connie Zazueta Castro, PRI deputy on the state congressional platform, said with 400,000 adults, equivalent to 13% of the population, that poses a great challenge in terms of providing, protecting and caring for the elderly.
Sinaloa is referred to as One of the entities with more people of retirement age than the number of economically active people.
For this reason, it is imperative to develop a comprehensive program of care centers for this segment of the population, with specialists and an ombudsman to protect the elderly, as they already have in Sonora.
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Of these, 188,000 are male and 207,000 are female, showing roughly equal proportions of age in terms of gender, a position also shared by Mexico City, Veracruz, Morelos, Colima and Yucatán.
The youth demographic bonus that our state had a few years back has already eroded And now, the trend is that we are becoming older adults, he said.
He acknowledged that the existence of a federal government program for the welfare of older adults is a great help. And of course, civil society work too. But there is still a lot to be done.”
Zazueta Castro said what is needed to develop is a comprehensive program of care centers for this segment of the population, with specialist doctors and an attorney to protect the elderly, as already in states such as Sonora. Is.
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These types of services will help older adults to spend quality time at comfortable and safe places, the MLA said.
Sinaloa among states with largest population of older adults