Developing infrastructure for a comfortable and safe living of the older generation
The infrastructure that we now have for the senior citizens leaves much to be desired, and, of course, we should pay large attention to the quality of living in those places. This is also the subject of the national project, — Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation.
We must not create separate ghettos or segregate the older generation. They are a large part of our society, which should be integrated into the overall government policy, — Svetlana Chupsheva, Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
As for the international experience, pension funds are among the investors in the infrastructure for the elderly, and they are involved in the creation of private retirement homes. In this regard, it is not only possible but necessary to develop public-private partnerships, and under concession agreements pension funds can invest fairly quickly to create new infrastructure for the senior people, — Evgeny Yakushev, Executive Director for Public and Government Relations, SAFMAR.
An integrated approach to the use of high-quality infrastructure that can provide first-class services really works. No huge budgets or anything in particular from the Ministry of Labour or the Government is needed: that is what is in your hands, — Natalia Pochinok, Rector, Russian State Social University.