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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS

Age Demands Action campaign is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary. Since starting on 1 October 2007, older men and women around the world have united across the world every year to fight for their rights. This infographic illustrates what our campaigners have achieved in only […]
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The issues older persons face were discussed in the Sixty+Counts panel discussion hosted by the Allliance Francaise du Cap on Thursday. The event, which also featured a portrait exhibition of elderly citizens across Cape Town’s townships, was in celebration of the International Day of Older […]
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Residents have been urged to embrace, uphold and protect the rights of senior citizens, as enshrined in the constitution. Addressing a celebration of the International Day of Older Persons at Noma Day Care in Ga-Rankuwa, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said “The time is […]
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International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) was commemorated on 11 October in Malawi. At a media briefing members, Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr Jean Kalilani said the theme for IDOP for 2017 was about enabling and expanding contributions of older people […]
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At a celebration for International Day of Older Persons, the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana said that older men and women have a lot to offer society and that their knowledge and wisdom can be used in pursuit of a […]
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Older men and women from Noma’s Old Age Home received VIP treatment at a celebration to mark International Day of Older Persons. Both the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, and the Minister in the Presidency for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, attended the […]
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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 to development. Download or […]
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This article examines the challenges older men and women face in South Africa as well as describing what organisations and communities are doing to support them. Download or view the resource here
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Older persons in Uganda participated in a healthy walk and a fitness workout as an activity ahead of the celebrations to mark the International Day of Older Persons. Addressing participants before they set off for the walk, the minister of State for Gender and Culture, […]
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Older men and women are often not given the support and respect they deserve. Kenyans need to combine efforts towards ensuring that every older person can live dignified, secure and healthy lives, regardless of his or her background. Download or view the resource here
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