ARMINFO News Agency
September 29, 2006 Friday

OLDEST ARMENIAN CITIZEN IS 124 YEARS OLD

Yerevan

There are 230 people over 100 in Armenia.

The oldest Armenian citizen, Yezid from Shirakamut village, Lori
region, Gula Navoyan is 124.

The head of the department on old people of the Armenian Labor and
Social Security Ministry Anahit Gevorgyan says that there are three
more people who are over 115: Varingul Martirossyan, born in 1886,
Mikayel Arakelyan, 1890 and Khube Aloyan, 1891.

To remind, Oct 1 is the international day of old people.

In his address to the old people of Armenia Armenian Labor and Social
Security Minister Agvan Vardanyan says that Armenians have always
respected their old people and believe that if there is an old person
in a family it will be strong. On this occasion Vardanyan has
instructed all local administrations to provide old people with
social assistance.