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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 [...]

510, 2015

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 [...]

510, 2015

Ministries urged to improve care for the elderly

30 March 2015 - Hanoi, Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the Ministry of Health to establish additional geriatric wards in hospitals and coordinate with the Vietnam Social Insurance to [...]

2108, 2015

New OPA policy in China

19 May 2015 - Beijing, China Number of societies for elderly hits 490,000 in China The number of societies for senior citizens in both urban and rural communities in China had reached 490,000 [...]

2008, 2015

Thailand network member being highlighted in DRR

BSR recently released the new research report "Climate Resilience and the Role of the Private Sector in Thailand", with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. The report demonstrates the important role the private sector plays in building [...]

1808, 2015

Making a difference in the lives of older people

10 August 2015 - Singapore For her work on ageing in Singapore, Dr Mary Ann Tsao, chairman of the Tsao Foundation, was awarded the Public Service Star (Bar) at this year's National Day Awards. [...]

2906, 2015

2015 National Action Month for the Vietnamese elderly launched

16 June 2015 - Hanoi, Vietnam The Vietnam Association of the Elderly launched its 2015 National Action Month for the elderly in Hanoi on Tuesday. Themed “Action month for the disadvantaged elderly”, this year’s program will focus on [...]

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