Century old woman in Pattaya to be honoured for long life

100 year old woman in Pattaya to be honoured for her age.

A 100 year old woman in Pattaya is alive and kicking. The woman, Ladda Rattanaoran, has passed a physical exam “with flying colors”, according to Pattaya Mail. A nurse said Ladda was still energetic for her age after the checkup earlier this week. Now, Ladda is scheduled to be honoured for her long life at a ceremony on July 8.

Pattaya health officers and social workers visited the bubbly centenarian at her home in a housing project. They presented her with a bag of food, face masks, and other products. They then invited her to the ceremony in Chon Buri’s Nong Prue Municipality.

Ladda has lived through great changes in Thailand. When she was born, the country only had 10 million people. Now, Thailand has almost 70 million people and is a renowned hotspot for tourism.

Last year, numbers showed that the percentage of elderly people in Thailand was growing. The kingdom was set to transition to an “aged” society that year, with 20% of the population being 60 years old or older. Thailand was expected to become a “super aged” society in 2031, with 28% of the population being 60 years old or older.

Thailand’s growing elderly population has caused researchers to worry about the country’s ability to support its elderly. A 2019 study showed that middle-income people in urban areas need to have savings of about 4.3 million baht per household if they want to have enough money at the retirement age of 60. The study, conducted by Thailand Development Research Institute, said elderly people in rural areas need 2.8 million baht.

SOURCE: Pattaya Mail | Bangkok Post

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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