Elderly get timely food, medicines

Poor elderly folk living in Mandalay City are being cared for with medicines and food during this season when temperatures can soar, said U Soe, secretary of the Ma Naw Kyar Phyu Blood Donor and Charity Association. “We help provide essentials to the poor and ...

Elderly social pension for 2017/18 to be allocated in June

The government has allocated a budget of K420 million for social pensions for the elderly for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. The cash will be handed out to senior citizens within the last two weeks of June, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief ...

Healthcare of older people a growing concern

Like many other countries in the region, Việt Nam faces the question of how to care for its ageing citizens, most essentially when it comes to providing health care. ​The issue was the focus of the workshop on “Health security of older persons: a survey ...

1,000 elderly care centres to be set up

The Health Service Support Department plans to set up more than 1,000 elderly care centres as part of preparations for the nation’s ageing society. Department spokesman Pattarapon Jungsomjatepaisal said on December 18 the agency is working on the project to establish the centres across the country. ...

Officials look to formulate national policy on ageing

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement hosted an event this week in Yangon aimed at drafting a national policy for a growing contingent of those over 60 years old. One in every 11 Myanmar citizens is elderly, the ministry’s deputy director general Daw ...

Care centre gives elderly folk a break

As Thailand becomes an ageing society, one of the most critical issues is how frail elderly folk can be taken care of when their children have to go out to make a living.   Some have to ask their relatives to take care of their ageing family ...

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