Turkey aiming to become new hub for aged care – hosting 1.5B retirees in new retirement villages

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The Middle Eastern country is looking to tap into the growing demand for health tourism, building villages to host retirees in partnership with a US Not For Profit We Care for Humanity (WCH).

Representatives from the group have visited Turkey’s World Healthy Ageing Council (WHAC) in Ankara with the aim of building an ‘Eco-Palace for Humanity’ which would provide services to low-income elderly people funded by the profits from tourists.

Will it go anywhere? We note that WCH, a Not for Profit founded in 2011 by a Filipino Princess and advocates on a range of human rights issues, was originally started as a Dance Fitness platform empowering women and youth and known as ‘Exotifit for Humanity’

The project is also reportedly planned to launch in Uganda, Cambodia and the Philippines.That said, it’s an intriguing concept – stay tuned then.