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HelpAge Sri Lanka plugs its country's homecare gap

28 November 2017

Sri Lanka has one of the fastest ageing populations in Asia. Over 13% of people are over 60 years old and by 2050 this is projected to increase to more than 28%. Most of the older population lives in rural... Keep reading


HelpAge Sri Lanka is proud of what it has achieved over 30 years

02 February 2016

HelpAge Sri Lanka celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. Since our founding in 1986 we have travelled far towards achieving our goal of making Sri Lanka a better place to live for our senior citizens. We are proud to be... Keep reading


I just called to say I love you!

22 April 2013

Stevie Wonder once sang, I just called to say I love you! But what if you could not call your loved ones because your phone had small buttons that you could no longer see? This is the stark reality... Keep reading (4 Comments)


Action on ageing needed to tackle neglect

16 November 2011

In the last weeks, I've received great insight into older people's knowledge of policies and legislation, having spoken to them about their views of how much governments have done to ensure that the Madrid Plan is implemented. As we... Keep reading (2 Comments)


Sri Lanka: discussing issues and changing attitudes

07 October 2011

The most important thing when talking about the issues older people face, is of course older people themselves. The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) is a comprehensive action plan for governments, civil society and others for... Keep reading

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