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5 life lessons from older men and women in Slovenia

03 April 2017

Two weeks ago I went to Slovenia to meet two of HelpAge's campaign partners. While I was there I met with several older men and women from different walks of life. Too often older people are thought of as one... Keep reading

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"They say we have expired": older people explore their experiences of ageism

11 November 2016

This International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2016, older men and women joined Age Demands Action (ADA) to explore how ageism affects their daily lives and hinders their full potential, using these experiences to demand change in... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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"HelpAge has given me hope that help is near": Tackling diabetes in Jamaica

07 April 2016

Non-communicable diseases account for 79% of deaths in Jamaica, of which diabetes complications cause 11%. In spite of this, the Caribbean country has few systems in place to address these growing figures. HelpAge International and the World Diabetes Fou Keep reading

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Looking back on action/2015 - a movement giving a voice to older people

08 January 2016

There are many things HelpAge and its network can be proud of when looking back on 2015. Throughout the year, 1.4 million older people accessed health, HIV and care services, and around 850,000 of the world's most vulnerable older... Keep reading

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Age Demands Action campaigners celebrate International Day of Older Persons

16 October 2015

Thousands of older people around the world came together on 1 October to celebrate the 25th International Day of Older Persons. Age Demands Action (ADA) campaigners raised awareness of the importance of protecting the rights of older people under a... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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These blogs are personal reflections and do not necessarily reflect the views of HelpAge International.