Elderly People in Lithuania: Review of Situation

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Elderly People in Lithuania: Review of Situation Vida Staniuliene Klaipeda Meeting March 17 th - 19 nd , 2014

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Elderly People in Lithuania: Review of Situation. Vida Staniuliene Klaipeda Meeting March 17 th - 19 nd , 2014. Guidelines of presentation:. Lithuanian population demographic aging and challenges Attitude towards aging in Lithuania Elderly People in Lithuania: Review of Situation. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Elderly People in Lithuania: Review of Situation

Vida Staniuliene

Klaipeda Meeting March 17th- 19nd, 2014

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Guidelines of presentation:

1. Lithuanian population demographic aging and challenges

2. Attitude towards aging in Lithuania

3. Elderly People in Lithuania: Review of Situation

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Lithuanian Population Demographic Aging 1959-2011 m.

Resource: Department of Statistics : http://db1.stat.gov.lt/statbank/default.asp?w=1366

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Lithuanian Population Aging Rates, 2011

Lithuanian population pyramid Lithuanian population average age by area of residence

Resource: Department of Statistics : http://db1.stat.gov.lt/statbank/default.asp?w=1366

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Lithuania in Europe context.....

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Specific Situation of Lithuanian People Aging

Rapid demographic aging; Depopulation – population

decline; The state has a limited time and

limited resources to overcome an aging population challenges;

In recent decades the Lithuanian population aging process has coincided with the changing socio-political regime (1990 -), fractures, securities, economic prosperity and recession periods.

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Resource: Sarmitė Mikulionienė, 2011

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Lithuanian Attitude Towards Aging

The general opinion about elderly people is...

Resource: Special Eurobarometer 378 “Active ageing”, 2012. [qb5].

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Lithuania expresses grave concern over the demographic aging, 2012 (%)

Resource: Special Eurobarometer 378 “Active ageing”, 2012. [qb5].

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Subjective health status assessment of Lithuanian population, by age

Resource: Department of Statistics : http://db1.stat.gov.lt/statbank/default.asp?w=1366

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Older People and the Labor MarketEmployment of Lithuanian Population, by age groups (%)

Resource: http://osp.stat.gov.lt/documents/10180/217110/Informacija+apie+gyventoju+uzimtuma.pdf/d6a46170-012d-40d0-afdd-f8c1621a6eee

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Unrealized Expectations?

Resources: Special Eurobarometer 378 “Active ageing”, 2012. [qb5].Department of Statistics : http://db1.stat.gov.lt/statbank/default.asp?w=1366

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What are the Barriers for Older People to remain in the Labor Market longer?

3 main obstacles (approval of more than 2/3 of the EU population):

limited opportunities to reduce working hours gradually (72 %);exclusion of older workers in training at workplace (71 %);employers' negative attitude towards older workers (70 %).

3 main obstacles (approval of more than half of the EU population):

lack of skills required in the modern workplace (62 %);pension and tax system does not encourage older people to continue working life (59 %);Workplaces are not adapted for needs of older people (57 %).

Resource: Special Eurobarometer 378 “Active ageing”, 2012. [qb5].

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Lithuanian Population Level of Lifelong Learning in 25-64 Age Group (%)

Resource: Department of Statistics : http://db1.stat.gov.lt/statbank/default.asp?w=1366

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Using a Computer

Lithuanian population by age and using a computer in the last 3 months (%)

Resource: Department of Statistics : http://db1.stat.gov.lt/statbank/default.asp?w=1366

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Volunteering of Lithuanian and the EU Population, 2011 (%)

Resource: Special Eurobarometer 378 “Active ageing”, 2012. [qb5].

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What are the barriers of participating in volunteer activities? (%)

Resource: Special Eurobarometer 378 “Active ageing”, 2012. [qb5].

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Local Environmental Compliance - Needs of Older People

• In Lithuania 69/27 % residents believe that their residence environment is / is not designed for older people's needs.

• EU-27 averages are similar - 65/29 %

Resource: Special Eurobarometer 378 “Active ageing”, 2012. [qb5].

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Positive and Negative Sides of Elderly Caring in Lithuania

Possibilities:

•Elderly care home;

•Information in internet;

•Volunteers help;

•Specialized geriatric services;

•Day centres.

Main problems•Big price;

•There is no main database or website providing all information in one place;

•Not enough volunteers;

•Not enouhg places where elderly could get specialized geriatric services;

•Provided not in all municipalities of Lithuania.

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Resources of presentation:

Prof. PHd Sarmitė Mikulionienė, „Vyresnio amžiaus žmonės Lietuvoje: Trumpa situacijos apžvalga“, 2012, Kaunas, Lietuva.

Benedikta Daukšaitė, „ Elderly relatives caring problems in Lithuania“http://sandwichgenerationlp.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/elderly-relatives-caring-problems-in-lithuania.pdf

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