Old age is not is sickness
Lilia Binah, Ph.D, Keren Or-Chen, Ph.D
The Day Care Center for the Elderly, Kiryat-Tivon,
School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
One of the major achievements of the 20th century was the increased rate of longevity in the world. As a result, populations are aging worldwide and the number elderly in the general population in the future is expected to be much higher in most of the developing countries than in the developed countries (HOW, 1997a).