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UN International Day of Older Persons: Age Demands Action on 1 October

14 August 2012

Plans for this year’s main Age Demands Action campaign are well under way, with 60 countries expected to take part and celebrate the UN International Day of Older Persons on 1 October, 2012. We have new partners taking part... Keep reading (1 Comment)


With World Health Day approaching, active ageing is the key message

30 March 2012

The First World Congress on Healthy Ageing took place this month in Malaysia, with over 1,500 delegates attending from nearly 40 countries. The main theme of the congress was holistic and active ageing. It was heartening to see the... Keep reading


Long-term care in old age: An overlooked need

05 December 2011

In a recent meeting of HelpAge network affiliates and partners, we discussed the issues of long-term care and care towards the end of life. From our discussions, it seemed clear that long-term care in old age is a sometimes... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Bridging the gap between generations

26 October 2011

We talked to Sawang about his part in our joint project with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Face to Faith, where via live web chat, he spoke to students across the globe about issues that affect older people, their... Keep reading


What have you learnt from an older person?

11 October 2011

Well, to begin with, it appears we should be calling them "elders". One gentleman in the 3pm GMT video conference between India, the UAE and Mexico was quick to point this out. "Call us elders. I'm 72 but I... Keep reading

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