Zimbabwe—leaving older persons behind?
The well-being of older persons in Zimbabwe is a growing concern, especially those suffering from the negative impact on their pensions and savings following the demise of the Zimbabwe dollar.
Older persons in some Zimbabwean households are the main breadwinners with limited support from the state. Their burdens of care is impacting on their health and quality of life.
Our policies and practice demonstrate that we are increasingly undervaluing our elders as repositories of knowledge, culture and as meaningful contributors to our way of life.
What can we learn from Nordic countries about retraining of pensioners, mentoring programmes to support youth unemployment and promoting intergenerational dialogue?