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How our network is making the Western Balkans more inclusive for older people

29 May 2018

This blog is written by Natasa Todrovic at HelpAge global network member the Red Cross of Serbia. When it comes to quality of life, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro rank in the bottom half of the countries included in HelpAge International's... Keep reading

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Campaigning in Kyrgyzstan: "No matter what, we are not going to stop and remain silent"

06 March 2018

Svetlana Bashtovenko, director of Resource Center for Elderly, a HelpAge global network member, is one of the most influential activists and experts in the field of ageing in Kyrgyzstan. We talked with Svetlana about the situation older people face... Keep reading

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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 (5 Comments)

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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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