MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “Older people are an important part of society. We have to stand up against their marginalization ”, warns Pia Zimmermann, spokeswoman for care policy, on the occasion of the International Day of the Older Generation on October 1, 2020.“ The risk of poverty is higher in old age than in younger years, the risk of care also increases – and the need for care lets monthly expenses soar. These factors make it difficult for older people to participate in society. Now there is also Corona. Society has to show solidarity in order not to simply decouple the older generation. “Zimmermann continues:” Contact restrictions up to visiting bans in nursing homes as well as belonging to a risk group can lead to considerable psychological and emotional stress. The federal government did not take into account the special situation and the special needs of older people enough in its pandemic plans. That needs to change. A society’s degree of humanity is measured by how it treats its weakest members, the people who are dependent on support. That includes the old. Especially when they need care. “
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