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 ... Read more

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 places lower than its 2014 ranking of 44t... Read more

Advocates call for improved senior pension for Pinoys

2 October, 2015 - Manila, Philippines The Confederation of Older Person Associations of the Philippines (COPAP) and the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) celebrate the Elderly Filipino Week from October 1 to 7 and the International Day of Old... Read more

Group builds houses for homeless elderly

22 May 2015 - Manila, Philippines FOUR indigent senior citizens who lost their houses in Medellin, Cebu during typhoon Yolanda now have new homes. Fifty-four more senior citizens who became homeless because of Yolanda will soon have new dwellings, t... Read more

One year after Haiyan: disability and disaster

Delia is 65 years old and is married to Santiago who is 66. They have 2 children (one boy and one girl) who have their own families. Delia and Santiago have 4 grandchildren. "My grandchildren always visit us since they are just next door. We have bee... Read more