On many occasions, Mawlana Hazar Imam has expressed his concern to see the elder members of the Jamat live their lives with peace, happiness and dignity. One of the goals of the Golden Jubilee was to improve the quality of life for the elderly. In 2015, while delivering the Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University, Mawlana Hazar Imam stated, “The developing world is now confronting a big challenge: how does it care for the elderly?” Social changes have diminished some of the domestic support that traditionally relieved the costs of ageing, even in more industrialized cultures. Together, we must ponder, "How will we manage the new challenges of longevity?"
The percentage of elderly people in Pakistan is expected to double to 12 percent by 2050, increasing the number of senior citizens to 40 million. This demographic transition impacts citizens of all ages. Therefore, it is important that senior citizens take the necessary steps to ensure they have a good quality of life financially, even after retirement.
The nature of life for the elderly has changed considerably in recent history. With advancements in science and healthcare, human lifespan has substantially increased and the majority of people in the world can expect to live past the age of 60. Jamati institutions in Pakistan have embarked on numerous initiatives to support the elderly and create opportunities for interaction between different generations.