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 summarises the discussion the three aspects of the theme “Older people in Ageing Societies: Burden or Resource?”:

  • Health as a precondition for older people’s active contribution
  • Older people as an economic resource
  • Perception of older people in society and the media


Language: English

Published: HelpAge East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, December 2014