Issue - June 2009



June 2009

Editorial

Inside this edition: People are considered old when certain changes occur in their activities or social roles. Usually this happens around 60 to 65 years old. In different countries people are considered part of the third age; many people said that to stay in shape and to keep active is the key.read more...

June 2009

Editorial

Inside this edition: People are considered old when certain changes occur in their activities or social roles. Usually this happens around 60 to 65 years old. In different countries people are considered part of the third age; many people said that to stay in shape and to keep active is the key.

But what about the external circumstances that old people have to deal with. Does Bolivian society have a commitment to make their life better? We decided to make some research in Cochabamba and here are some answers from cochabambinos.

The main objective of the cocha-banner is to promote different types of social work and happenings inCochabamba or Bolivia in general, many of which thepeople of Cochabamba and visitors are unaware of. Itis geared to help organizations, foundations and othergroups spread the word of the work they do.

If you would like to present an article to publish in the cocha-banner or have any comments please send it to our email address:

cocha_banner@yahoo.co.uk

Cocha-banner is sponsored by: Projects Abroad an international development organisation.

Ximena Noya
Editor

A debate on the elderly

At what age is a person considered elderly? The United Nations agrees that a person is considered elderly from the age of 60 onwards.This clarification enables the UN to decide when a person becomes eligible to receive a pension.

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