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Seniors celebrate Double-Ninth Day in Shanghai

Oct 15, 2021

Senior residents enjoy a light moment while cutting a birthday cake with volunteers at the Jinshan District Social Welfare Institute yesterday. More than 200 seniors at the institute played games and tasted delicacies to mark the Double-Ninth Day, a day dedicated to the elderly. Other colorful activities to celebrate the traditional holiday for the elderly were also held at temples, communities across the city. At the end of 2020, Shanghai's population aged 60 and above reached 5.33 million, or 36.1 percent of its permanent residents, up 3 percent from 2019. Among them, 825,300 were 80 or older and 3,000 were centenarians.