The government has appointed a new council that will help to create a more age-friendly society.Bergen’s former mayor,Trude Drevland,will lead the council.
“In the years to come,there will be more elderly in people society.It gives us opportunities.Many of the elderly are resourceful and want to participate,but it requires a change of attitude.
We must remove visible and invisible obstacles and facilitate better” said Minister of Senior and Public Health,Åse Michaelsen of Fremskrittsparti (Frp) in a press release.
Trude Drevland (71) has been given the job of leading the council,which also has representatives from the Pensioners’ Union,KS,Oslo Met at Nova,NHO,Volunteer
Norway and the Housing Bank.
The Council’s goal is to help create a more age-friendly society,spread knowledge and awareness about ageing and become a driving force for necessary changes.In
this year’s state budget,the government has proposed NOK 10 million for a program for an age-friendly Norway,and the council Drevland will lead is supposed to be a superstructure for this program.
Over one million Norwegians are now over 60 years old.
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