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"You lose your name. You just become some sick old lady": three moving stories of ageism

06 December 2017

"Look, the old hag is swimming" I always loved swimming. In the sea or in a pool - my dad taught me to swim when I was eight. It relaxes me, makes me feel active. It is a part of... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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HelpAge Sri Lanka plugs its country's homecare gap

28 November 2017

Sri Lanka has one of the fastest ageing populations in Asia. Over 13% of people are over 60 years old and by 2050 this is projected to increase to more than 28%. Most of the older population lives in rural... Keep reading

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A small social pension in Indonesia has a big impact

09 November 2017

Indonesia is an ageing society. There are approximately 20 million older people, and by 2050 this is projected to reach 70 million. But with only 11% accessing contributory pension schemes, there is very limited income security for the vast... Keep reading

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4 policy considerations for rapidly ageing societies

02 October 2017

Governments throughout Asia are increasingly aware their populations are ageing rapidly. Although the sense of urgency varies by country, most countries in the region have begun to grasp that demographic change is accelerating and will have a profound i Keep reading

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10 years of Age Demands Action: voices from Kenya

For 10 years, Age Demands Action has given a platform to older campaigners to raise their voices against age discrimination and fight for their rights. On this UN International Day of Older Persons, we're celebrating the achievements of our... Keep reading

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