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Smart trains Cebu ‘milleniors’ to be techies

SIXTY is the new 40. This isn’t just a catchphrase for people trying to keep aging at bay. Scientists affirm that what (or who)...

Batangas senior citizens share life after retirement in Grandparents’ Day fete

LIPA CITY, Batangas—To some senior citizens, life after retirement from their long years of regular office work or normal business hours is already a...

Ms. Grandma Malabon 2018: Celebrating age and grace

TIMELESS. That is probably the best word to describe the winners of the 2018 Grandma Malabon, a special pageant that pitted the most vivacious,...

Elderly women to bear the brunt of spending cuts, belt-tightening in...

AS Japanese society ages and the government cuts social welfare spending, older women are bracing for the impact. “The only people who can enjoy living...

First batch of Davao seniors enrolled in ‘Pagkalinga’ program

DAVAO CITY—Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go enrolled the first batch of senior citizens to the “Pagkalinga sa Bayan”...

Overlooked no more: Melitta Bentz, coffee filter inventor

MELITTA Bentz would start out her mornings in Dresden in a manner as mundane as the person in the apartment next door, and the...

Daughter reveals lifestyle of centenarian mother

BAGUIO CITY—One of those recognized by the Baguio City government on its 109th Charter Day celebrations on September 1 was Agnes Balong, a 100-year-old...

‘Apolong’ Tasya, my great grandmother, is an Igorot

EVERY individual living in this world dreams of living a long life, but it is not for us to decide. When someone just turned...

Elderly Koreans shut out of family reunions use back channels

SEOUL, South Korea—Kim Kyung-jae will probably never be chosen in the government lottery that would allow him to reunite one last time with his...

A new US law helps banks flag fraud against seniors

DAWN Shaw, a retired legal secretary in northern Maine, made two stops weekly without fail. One was her church. The other was her local...

Think Chinese home prices are high? Try buying a grave

ESCALATING home prices in China may be making it an ever more expensive place to live, but pity the sick and elderly: It’s also...

A life lived for children

(Editor’s Note: As part of Unicef Philippines’s 70th anniversary, the UN’s child-rights agency honors modern-day heroes committed to bringing a brighter future for the...

My great-grandmother’s legacy: Selflessness, kindness and love

THE words selfless, benevolent and diligent describe my great-grandmother, 93-year-old Gregoria “Ina” Nicholas Rioroso. Growing up in the province and being the eldest among four...

Ordinances grant perks to firms employing elderly, PWDs in Calamba

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna—The city government on August 24 announced two landmark ordinances that provide fiscal and tax incentives to private businesses in the city...

Singapore’s Lee sees ‘large expenditures’ on health, housing

SINGAPORE’S Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong outlined plans to boost support on health care and public housing he said will require “large expenditures,” putting...

A fast-aging China tries reverse mortgages

THE China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission wants to help the elderly enjoy their golden years in comfort. With the world’s fastest-aging population and...

Photographer documented 1968 Soviet invasion

PRAGUE—It’s been 50 years, but powerful images of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia taken by photographer Josef Koudelka still resonate among Czechs and elsewhere...

Aging ‘gun town’ fights for its future in Germany’s bipolar boom

The rolling green hills of Thuringia, Suhl exudes old-world charm with a picturesque center of fountains, pastel-painted buildings and churches dating as far back...

Malabon City hires its older citizens to serve as barangay senior patrollers

AGING is a fact of life.  While the “twilight years” are commonly associated with a sedentary phase of occasional discounted perks and health issues,...

SM Foundation gives Camp Ricarte station hospital makeover

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—SM Foundation has renovated and refurbished Camp General Artemio Ricarte Station Hospital (CGARSH), making it capable of providing basic ancillary services including...