Switzerland Named The Best Place To Grow Old
This year's Global AgeWatch Index puts Switzerland at the top of the list as the place where old people are most protected.By Mari Jo Valero | September 9, 2015
Switzerland is now officially the best place to grow old in the world, according to HelpAge International’s 2015 Global AgeWatch Index published Wednesday.
The list ranks 96 countries on their treatment of the elderly by looking at income, health, employment, education and social connections.
This year's index gave seven of the top 10 spots to European countries — Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Iceland, the U.K. and the Netherlands — all known for their universal health care and their aging populations. Almost a quarter of the Swiss public is elderly.