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Elderly account for 20% of Slovenia's population

Ljubljana, 1 October - An ageing society, Slovenia has some 424,000 elderly, that is people aged 65 or more, or almost 20% of its population. Still, the elderly seem to be quite fit, with over a third saying their health is good or very good prior to the 1 October International Day of Older Persons, this year dedicated to health amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

A detail from the 2016 Festival of Third Age, held at the Cankarjev Dom arts and conference centre.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
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