In this section you will find videos of HelpAge International projects and activities in the region. To watch any video, click on the title of the video.

Older people’s associations and their initiatives

This video is a result from the video secondment funded by the European Union. We put together video clips from 5 countries highlighting older people’s initiatives and the innovation of older people’s associations in different countries to tackle the problems faced by their members. Older people are capable of being development actors. Let’s explore how […] Read more

Older people’s roles in disaster risk reduction and management

HelpAge International and Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc. (HelpAge-COSE) Typhoon Yolanda Response Programme recognise the vulnerability and capacity of older people in disasters. HelpAge-COSE’s community-based disaster risk reduction and management activities included and trained older people on how they could maximise their knowledge and skills to prepare and protect the community from greater […] Read more

World Bank video: Closing the health gaps for the elderly

World Bank released a video with the same title as their recent publication “Closing the health gaps for the elderly: Promoting Health Equity and Social Inclusion in Thailand”. The video presents the gaps of accessing universal health coverage scheme’s care system by the Thai elderly population, focusing on utilisation and financial protection aspects. Language: Thai with English subtitle Published: World […] Read more

A country of old people: Dealing with ageing societies in Asia

On 23 February, the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand (FCCT) held a panel discussion to explore the options for Thailand and other countries facing the tectonic demographic shift and turning to ageing society. Along with representatives from Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) and National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), Mr Eduardo Klien, HelpAge Regional […] Read more

Community Driven Development (CDD) training in Vietnam

HelpAge East Asia/Pacific offers a week long training on Community Driven Development (CDD) for development practitioners and others interested in strengthening their knowledge, tools and understanding of supporting community development through community-based organisations. The next training will be in June 2016. For further information, please click here. Language: English Published: HelpAge International, East Asia/Pacific,  March 2016     Read more

Communal garden managed by older people

HelpAge-COSE helped older people organised as a group or association. They trained older people and introduced age-friendly or disaster-resilient livelihood and other activities. Language: Filipino and English Published: HelpAge International and the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (HelpAge-COSE), January 2016     Read more

Typhoon Haiyan: Caring for older people in the aftermath

In the Philippines we have teamed up with the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) to provide healthcare to older people who survived Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November 2013. Language: English Published: HelpAge International and the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (HelpAge-COSE), November 2015     Read more

Time of care

The global population is ageing. Asia is at the forefront of this phenomenon. The demand of care for older people are rising. Here comes a question “who will take care of these older people?” In January 2015,  HelpAge East Asia and Pacific organised a regional workshop entitled “Community-based social care: What is the role of […] Read more

Highlight HelpAge – Network Asia/Pacific Regional Conference 2014

The 2014 HelpAge Network Asia/Pacific Regional Conference, held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Chiang Mai, brought 204 participants from 29 countries together to look at a decidedly timely topic: how to redesign our societies so that we can take full advantage of the positive aspects of population ageing and mitigate the risks. This film […] Read more

Bibhu Sharma’s Story

The film talks about a poignant depiction of today’s urban loneliness, where most young working adults are moving away from the family. This 60-second film from HelpAge India is a must-watch. A very powerful message about loneliness and ageing. “Don’t leave them when they are old. Because they didn’t leave you when you were young.” […] Read more