A high level local authority official in Bangkok promised today to open recreation centres across the city over the next 200 days.
The deputy governor of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Thaweesak Lertprapan announced today that the facilities will be called “three-age” recreation centres and would provide services for young, middle-aged and elderly members of the community.
Currently a pilot project is being trialled across nine districts where nine such centres have been opened.
The announcement was made following a meeting between BMA agencies that met to discuss the quality of life for elderly citizens.
Thaweesak said that a recent survey revealed that roughly 30 percent of elderly people in Bangkok were living below the poverty line.
There is estimated to be roughly 900,000 elderly members of the community living in Bangkok and that number is expected to increase by 20 percent by the year 2025.
Source : The Nation
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