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25 years of empowering older people in the Philippines

02 December 2014

Last weekend, we at the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE), HelpAge's longstanding Affiliate in the Philippines, celebrated our Silver Anniversary. In the 25 years we have existed, there have been significant improvements made to the lives man Keep reading


Embedding rights across all aspects of ageing

01 April 2014

Last week, I took part in the fifth Pan-American Gerontology and Geriatrics congress in Colombia. I was invited by Lia Daichman of the International Network on the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) to speak on the progress made in... Keep reading


An insightful, entertaining and impactful ADA campaign in Southern Africa

23 October 2013

This 1 October, the UN International Day of Older Persons, our Age Demands Action campaign across Southern Africa was impactful, insightful and entertaining. In South Africa, HelpAge Affiliate's Sabona Sonke made a huge contribution to the issue of older. Keep reading


Great ambition at the UN General Assembly

02 October 2013

Last week I attended this year's UN General Assembly, which had a strong focus on reviewing the Millennium Development Goals and discussing what the future Sustainable Development Goals should target beyond 2015. The peak of the week was the... Keep reading


Syria conflict: Life as an older refugee

02 April 2013

HelpAge's Amandine Allaire has been talking to older Syrian refugees in Jordan about their experiences. Here she tells us their stories of what life is really like as an older refugee in the camps and cities in Jordan. Flight... Keep reading

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