The current COVID-19 outbreak in Italy has predominantly affected older people, particularly those over 75-year-old. Older people are unquestionably a frail segment of the population because of several comorbidities, they take more medications than younger people and are more frequently disabled. The Italian Government recommended a strict lockdown to protect them and guaranteed additional social services, like free home delivery of medications and grocery shopping for people over 65 years old. Despite such measures, death rates among older people are dramatic. As of 22 nd April 2020, official data by the Italian Ministry of Health show that 173,730 were COVID-19 + according to laboratory tests; the highest number of deaths and the highest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) were found among those older than 60 years old (95%, CFR 89.5%).