Economic Activities of Karo Older Adults in Lingga Village, Tanah Karo Regency, North Sumatera, Indonesia
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Older adults become one of the most crucial issues faced by many countries nowadays. The composition of older adult population increases significantly both in developed and developing countries. The increase makes the attention to the existence of older adults become necessary in order that they not only live a long life but also enjoy their old age happily and improve their quality of life. In several regions, the high number of older adults becomes a burden when they have a decrease in their health causing the increase of the health care costs, the decrease of incomes, the increase of disabilities, no social support, and the dependent behavior to others. This statement is not completely true since there are still older adults who are able to be independent in living their life to achieve their life satisfaction.This writing describes the economic life of older adults in Lingga village, Simpang Empat subdistrict, Karo Regency. By owning timidity as the trait of Karo people, the older adults in Tanah Karo are ashamed to rely on the compassion of other people for their life. Therefore, Karo older adults in Lingga village still conduct their economic activities until they rest in peace.