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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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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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10 ways Habitat III can protect and promote our rights in older age

30 June 2016

This October, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, otherwise known as Habitat III, will be held in Quito, Ecuador. It has been called to bolster commitments to the sustainable development of urban environments and Keep reading

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Non-communicable diseases a threat to healthy ageing in Kenya and across Africa

04 May 2016

The number of people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya is increasing. Urbanisation, an ageing population, and the adoption of unhealthy lifestyles that include poor diets, lack of exercise and excessive alcohol consumption are leadin Keep reading

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What makes a city age-inclusive?

12 February 2016

This is the final blog in a three-part series coinciding with our side event entitled Innovations on inclusion at the United Nation's Commission for Social Development in February 2016. Professor Vappu Taipale, incoming trustee at HelpAge and chair at.. Keep reading

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