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2107, 2017

Senior citizens’ rights to be protected under the law

20 July 2017 - Quetta, Pakistan Population ageing is a global issue now and world is experiencing a demographic transition. Increasing longevity is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. However, Population ageing presents social, economic [...]

1705, 2017

Free health camp for older people held in Bangladesh

28 April 2017 - Bangladesh Narayanganj City Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy speaks at the inaugural ceremony of a free health camp for elderly people on Kindercare School premises in the city on Wednesday. [...]

905, 2017

DSWD to give P500-pension to 2.8M indigent seniors

Rappler 17 February 2017 – Manila, Philippines. Over 2.8 million indigent senior citizens are expected to receive P500 under the social pension program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) this [...]

1107, 2016

Law for elderly proposed

28 June 2016, China Chinese seniors without the ability to take care of themselves would be given guardians under a draft of rules governing people' private rights. The draft, an early step toward [...]

704, 2016

National Dementia Plan launched in Jakarta

10 March 2016 - Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia launched its National Dementia Plan on 10 March in Jakarta during a ceremony at the Ministry of Health, pledging approximately $105,000 to support its implementation during [...]

404, 2016

The elderly as a resource, not a burden

4 April 2016 - India Arun Maira, Chairman of HelpAge International, gave an opinion on challenges of ageing population in India. From Maira's point of view, older people can provide cohesion with tradition and bring [...]

2901, 2016

Building today for tomorrow’s elderly

23 January 2016 - Manila, the Philippines The 2015 Global AgeWatch Index, which assesses the social and economic well-being of the elderly around the world, ranked the Philippines 50th out of 96 countries—six [...]

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