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Daemon
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Norway Best Country for Older People

Growing old is never easy, but for some it is easier than others, and where they live has a lot to do with it. An index evaluating the quality of life of older adults in 96 countries around the globe has ranked Norway the best country in the world for older people, followed closely by Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, and Germany. Australia, Western Europe, and North America also rank high on the list. The index weighs factors such as income security, health, personal capability, and whether the elderly live in an "enabling environment." More...
socratoad
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Amazing how the empathy gene evolved much more rapidly in Scandicnavia than elsehere.
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it`s too cold to grow old!
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TheParser
Posted: Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:49:58 AM
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"North America also rank[s] high on the list."



Curious.

I know nothing about Canada.

But here in the United States, it is no bed of roses for us old people unless one has considerable financial resources.

Thanks to President Johnson, we old people's medical and hospital bills are mostly paid, but good housing is another matter.
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:56:26 AM
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socratoad wrote:
Amazing how the empathy gene evolved much more rapidly in Scandicnavia than elsehere.




Yes.

I have read that those northern European nations (Denmark, Holland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden) are such wonderful places -- clean, neat, orderly, honest, efficient.

I do so hope that they can stay that way.

Recent news coming out of Sweden is most distressing.
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The most exciting event is the Northern Lights; which is hard to see because my trifocals are fogged over.

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