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Tapping into talents of older persons can boost Global Goals, says UN on International Day - UN News Centre

On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations is urging the world to tap into the often overlooked contributions of older persons, and calling for integrated care to improve well-being and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute ...and more »

International Day of Older Persons - (press release)

Seniors Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the United Nation's International Day of Older Persons being marked around the world today. The theme of this year's International Day is 'Stepping into the Future': tapping the talents, contributions and ...and more »

Here are some ways to stay healthy and active as we age - Malay Mail Online

Getting regular exercise is one way seniors can stay healthy and active as they grow older. ― AFP picNEW YORK, Sept 30 ― Tomorrow, October 1 marks the UN's International Day of Older Persons, which aims to raise awareness of how vital older people ...and more »

Asia's Older People Are Key Players in the Global Development Agenda - The Diplomat

With the right preparation, we can benefit from a golden generation of healthy, wealthy and active older persons. By Shamshad Akhtar for The Diplomat. October 02, 2017. As the proportion of the older persons across the Asia-Pacific region increases ...and more »

Older persons in Iran grow 1.5-fold in a decade - Tehran Times

TEHRAN — Census reports indicate that the number of persons, aged 60 years or older, has increased by 1.5-fold over the past decade (2006-2016) in Iran. In 2006, some 5.1 million people were 60 or older, but the number rose to 6.1 million in 2011 and ...and more »

WHO: Good Health Care for Older Persons Falling Short Globally - Voice of America

To mark the International Day of the Older Person, the World Health Organization is calling for a new, integrated approach to meet the health needs of an aging population. By mid-century, the World Health Organization reports one in five people in the ...and more »

Older people unite to demand their right to participate in all aspects of life in Kenya - Africa Science News Service

According to a number of older persons interviewed, the government of Kenya has made significant milestones in introducing and expanding programmes for older persons. However Mr Kenyatta Maitha, Kenya Country Director, HelpAge International said these ...and more »

Govt seeks to better protect seniors - SBS

The Turnbull government will spend $15m as it aims to better protect senior Australians from abuse. (AAP). The Turnbull government is spending $15 million in pursuit of better protecting senior Australians from abuse. Updated Updated 1 October 2017 ...and more »

In Photos: A look into Delhi's old age homes on International Day of Older Persons - Catch News

Not everyone is lucky enough to make it to old age, yet old age is only kind to a lucky few. For others, illness as well as fading bodies and minds make it harder to cope with each passing day. As a result, the elderly need a lot of love and care from ...and more »

Human rights of older persons remain neglected in Pakistan: Study - Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD: The human rights of older persons in Pakistan remain neglected. Initial findings of a national study show 20% of older persons in Pakistan struggle with their everyday basic needs of food and shelter. A greater disadvantage is observed for ...and more »