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Dancing lotuses bring joy to all ages in Vietnam

26 November 2018

Two hours' drive east of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, the fertile Red River Delta is a peaceful and populous region of mixed farming, and a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. Arriving at Ngoc Hoa village hall down a narrow causeway between fishponds,... Keep reading


A small social pension in Indonesia has a big impact

09 November 2017

Indonesia is an ageing society. There are approximately 20 million older people, and by 2050 this is projected to reach 70 million. But with only 11% accessing contributory pension schemes, there is very limited income security for the vast... Keep reading


Mental health a growing public priority in India

05 January 2016

Growing prevalence of mental health disorders in older populations is an emerging public health challenge in India. There are some 3.7 million people in the country currently living with dementia, according to Dementia India Report of 2010 (pdf). This Keep reading (2 Comments)


Fransis Kupang: Loss of a dear friend and a champion of older people's rights

24 June 2015

On 23 June, we lost one of our dearest friends, Fransis Kupang, the Executive Director of COSE in the Philippines. He was an inspirational leader and a tireless, passionate, expert and hugely effective advocate for the rights of older... Keep reading (5 Comments)


ADA highlights from 2014

08 January 2015

It's the beginning of a new year, but before we look ahead to 2015 I wanted to reflect on what has been achieved through the Age Demands Action campaign in 2014. Last year was a big year with nearly... Keep reading

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