In many countries, there are economic pressures caused by an ageing population.
Here’s a story from Britain today – the elderly could be asked to take out insurance to pay for long term care.
In India , parents can seek maintenance from their grown-up children to help them in their dotage.
The papers here are full of stories of pensioners having to sell their possessions – their memories – to pay for care.
In other societies, it falls to the family to take care of their older members.
So who’s job is it ? the state ? the family ? or is it your responsibility to plan ahead ?