Table 4 Social Work Practice with Elderly

Population aging is one of the most significant dimensions of global demographic change. Social work practice with elderly focuses on adapting the policies and services to respond to the changing age structure.

By 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over. At this time the share of the population aged 60 years and over will increase from 1 billion in 2020 to 1.4 billion. By 2050, the world’s population of people aged 60 years and older will double (2.1 billion).
Population aging is one of the most significant dimensions of global demographic change. Despite significant efforts, older people continue to face discrimination and exclusion. Social work practice with elderly focuses on adapting the policies and services to respond to the changing age structure.

Social Work is a helping profession which empowers individuals to help themselves. Social Work practice with elderly ensures the inclusion of every elderly person. In Japan 30% of the population is already over 60 years old. Social work practice with elderly in Japan has new opportunities and challenges. This can be used in the development of more responsive services and policies to make our society inclusive of the elderly.

Solution: Analyze the problems in the field of elderly social work education and practice. Increase networking with different social work associations. Understanding the problems faced by social work professionals involved in elderly care in different countries. Providing key solutions through recommendations to the social work associations to have an elderly centric approach in social work practice.

Hello! My name is Priyal Tale. Thank you for your interest in the table topic of social work practice with elderly. The elderly population is the backbone of any civilization. Today, when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promise to ‘leave no one behind’. It entails that every individual is included in the developmental process. Throughout the conference the table will discuss the problems faced by elderly with respect to social work professionals from Japan and relate it to the countries from all over the world. We will together come up with recommendations for the implementation of small steps in the field of social work practice with elderly in not just our countries but also have a big impact at the international level. Hope to see ya in Japan this summer!

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