French Real Estate Not Adapted for Elderly People

Currently French real estate is not adapted to its aging population. Approximately, only six percent of French properties are adapted to the needs of people over the age of 65 according to a report presented this week to the French Minster of Housing and the French Minster of the Elderly.

This percentage of French property is lower than the European average. French property is less adapted than German (nearly 8 percent adapted) , Danish (12 percent adapted) and Dutch (16 percent adapted.)

This means as French people get old they will potentially lose a sense of freedom and mobility.

According to INSEE the population of French people older than 60 years old today is 15 million, predicted to rise to 20 million by 2030.

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Date of Article December 2013