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The National Assembly on Ageing has urged the government to do more to improve the quality of life for the elderly. 

Thailand was classified as an ageing society in 2005 when the number of people aged over 60 reached 10% of the population. This number is expected to reach 20% by 2024.

To mark National Elderly Day which falls on April 13 each year, the assembly has compiled a list of recommendations _ drawn up by 300 people representing the elderly and bodies that care for them _ on how the government can improve the lives of elderly people.

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