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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

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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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As rural Serbia depopulates, what is the impact on the older people left behind?

20 January 2017

As people of working age are drawn to towns and cities across Serbia by the availability of work, family structures are shifting, and older people are left behind in rural areas, often isolated and forgotten. Aware of the difficulties older... Keep reading

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Announcing Goddy Paul as receiving Fransis Kupang Memorial Award

09 September 2016

Last day as Chief Executive of HelpAge International It has been the privilege of my working life to have served as Chief Executive of HelpAge International the past three years. Today is my last day in that role. Just as... Keep reading (4 Comments)

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The way forward for the ageing nations of Asia and the Pacific

06 September 2016

The Asia-Pacific region will be particularly affected by the rapid and sustained increase in older people as a proportion of its population. Ageing workforces, macro-economic performance, fiscal sustainability and income inequality all weigh heavily on Keep reading

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