Our country has rushed into the rapid aged society now. The elderly population aged 65 and over which accounts for overall population has reached to 25%. One per three Japanese is "a super-aged society" called aged 65 and over. From now on, this ratio will increase increasingly. In the case of a male, employment is finished, and in the case of a woman, she is the generation who has finished child-rearing. It's various that there are some persons who are living alone, and those who live together with the family and as those who live in the home for the aged. A Japanese life expectancy is for 80 years old in man and 86 years old in woman. Many old men/women are considered to live on a pension. It is the individual problem how the long period of old age is passed, and it is not that others interrupt. However, they could not overcome this long rest of their life, unless they maintain an optimism target for a feeling. On the other hand, the government is standing on severe crossroads with a country being made into vigorous society, cleaving many of annual revenue to such elderly people's welfare and medical treatment.
The brief explanation of each photograph:
1. upper left: Elderly women who is doing T'ai chi ch'uan in the park
2. upper center: The elderly woman who prays in a temple
3. upper right: The elderly woman who kills time in the park
4. Middle left: The elderly man who waits the bus at bus stop
5. Middle center-left: The elderly man who kills time in the park
6. Middle center-right: The elderly man who practices golf in small park
7. Middle right: The elderly men who is doing the volunteer activity of fund-raising at the station front
8. Lower left: The elderly woman who is passing with the grandchild in the park
9. Lower center: The elderly couple who is doing garden appreciation
10. Lower right: The elderly people of a nursing home who is viewing the flower blossoms
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holmertz (42955) 2014-04-11 2:48
This is a fine collection of wonderful photos of older people taking part in so many activities that keep them young at heart. In a way I feel that by showing 10 photos at the same time each one becomes very small. Each and every photo would have been good enough to be shown on its own at a much larger size. Having said that I have to underscore that this is a superb collection.
daddo (25012) 2014-04-11 2:56
Hi dear Mikio. A thought provoking note of a problem of which I was well aware. it is a problem faced by many 'wealthy" societies. In Australia there is talk of raising the retirement age as we too have an aging population- the baby Boomers are getting old and inevitably needing care. Your collage is heart warming as we see the aged squeezing as much of life as they can.It is lovely to see grandad and grandson, husband and wife, friends, but sad to see people alone.Best wishes. Klaudio.
ikeharel (59815) 2014-04-11 3:34
Nicely combined the ten photo on the same subject.
Most lovely I find the one with the couple doing Tai-Chee in the pak, caught a fine moment.
All pic.'s are in fine taste and each show diff. activity.
Have a nice weekend,
pajaran (53469) 2014-04-11 5:34
Kod mene je podne i vreme za rucak.
Dobar tekst o starim ljudima sa opisom ...
Dobar rad, lep kolaz.
Dobri trenuci snimaka, ostrina, kontrast, lepo ispricana prica o starim ljudima, lepe boje.
Lepe fotografije o zivotu starih ljudi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
For me it is noon and time for lunch.
A good article on the elderly with a description ...
Good work, beautiful collages.
Good moments shots, sharpness, contrast, good stories told about old people, beautiful colors.
Beautiful photos of life of elderly people.
I now have 65 years.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
jjcordier (77590) 2014-04-11 23:04
Un beau montage résumant la vie des seniors (dont je fais malheureusement partie!)
mesutilgim (86906) 2014-04-12 1:30
Wonderfull picturepack with different secenes from "senior"s life with very good and interesting notes.
Me being allready 72 have taken it a nice "weekend gift" !
TFS and have a nice weekend
divail (8334) 2014-04-12 6:46
C'est un beau collage, avec un thème intéressant. Le montage doit demander un certain travail, l'idée est belle.
jhm (141483) 2014-04-12 7:02
A wonderful compilation picture with a lot people of my age.
Fifty year ago, all these people would are in their home, now we see everyone sport or in the club.
Excellent captured, nice presentation too.
Good contrast picture too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
saxo042 (37594) 2014-04-12 7:24
A very good and interesting collection of pictures of these old-timers. Everyone of these pictures are very good and enjoyable. A perfect idea for a TE contribution.
mcmtanyel (14619) 2014-04-14 18:35
What a nice poster that could be used for an advertisement for American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) or the Japanese equivalent for it. Congratulations & TFS!
photoray (12844) 2014-04-15 16:39
Fine collage and tribute to our Senior Citizens, sharing outdoor activities and acting younger than the clock age.
Thanks for sharing,
fabbs99 (16783) 2014-04-15 23:08
Excellent composition of the elderlies and their lives in Japan.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
PiotrF (10082) 2014-07-08 10:57
A beautiful compilation picture with photos of older people.
Each image individually is great, together show an important problems. Great idea for this picture.