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La Union opens Christmas village in Capitol Hill

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union­— Senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and pregnant women can now enjoy their visit to the first-ever Capitol Hill...

Mujahid Farid, 69, ex-prisoner who advocated for older inmates, dies

NEW YORK—Mujahid Farid, a former prisoner who became a prominent advocate for the timely release of elderly inmates, died on November 20 at his...

Qualified Ilocos Norte seniors to get burial, medical aid

LAOAG CITY—Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of Ilocos Norte on December 3 approved an ordinance granting burial and medical assistance to qualified...

Life-expectancy gap between poorest, richest in England expands to 10 years

LONDON—The life-expectancy gap between the most affluent and the most deprived members of society in England widened to nearly 10 years, British researchers found. The...

Meet Zora, the robot caregiver

ZORA may not look like much—more cute toy than futuristic marvel—but this robot is at the center of an experiment in France to change...

They played the Swine Bowl as teenagers and played the last...

NEW YORK—It is a safe bet that the Egg Bowl, the Iron Bowl and the Palmetto Bowl, college football rituals of Thanksgiving weekend in...

After a wildfire, rebuilding life can be hardest for the oldest

CHICO, California—The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, the Camp Fire, was finally brought under control by firefighters on Sunday after raging...

A $570-billion pension fund eyes hiring spree amid equity rout in...

SOUTH Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) is looking at boosting alternative investments abroad as weak returns domestically and slumping stock markets globally are forcing...

Makati councilor questions city council for delay in hearing benefits of seniors

A MAKATI City councilor on Thursday called out members of the new majority in the Sangguniang Panlungsod (city council) for allegedly holding proposed benefits...

Abe Baonguis: 29 years of serving Unicef 

ABRAHAM “Abe” A. Baonguis could not have foreseen when he joined the Philippine office of Unicef that he would come to mark each work...

Quezon City provides free anti-shingles vaccines to elderly

AS part of the city’s programs to protect the elderly from diseases, Mayor Herbert Bautista on Thursday signed an ordinance providing free anti-shingles vaccination...

Imus City’s ‘GAD Bus-Libreng Sakay’ project rolled out Nov. 19

IMUS CITY, Cavite—The city government of Imus on November 19 started giving free rides to Imuseños, especially senior citizens, pregnant moms and women, persons...

Catbalogan residents trained in making souvenir items

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar—Some 50 residents of Buri Island, who just completed skills training on souvenir-making, recently presented to city officials the various products they...

2,335 Dumaguete seniors get over P3.5 million in social pensions

DUMAGUETE CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 7 has distributed P3.5 million worth of social pensions to 2,335 senior citizens...

Among close-knit retirees, worries for the many still not heard from

PARADISE, California—Has anyone heard from Billy? Susan? Betty? Their friends at the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park want to know. Four days after a blaze called the...

What’s in a number? Dutchman, 69, seeks age change to 49

UTRECHT, Netherlands—Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband thinks age is just a number. And his is a number the Dutchman wants changed. The 69-year-old TV personality...

Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients in Germany

BERLIN—German authorities said on Tuesday that they suspect a male nurse of killing six elderly patients, and attempting to kill at least three more,...

NCGH chief pushes for creation of senior citizens’ hospital  

A long-delayed passage of a bill institutionalizing the National Center for Geriatric Health (NCGH) has been pushed anew in an event for the elderly...

Golf-course developer launches new California airline at age 97

A start-up airline founded by a 97-year-old golf-course developer hopes to capitalize on the rapid growth between San Diego and Los Angeles. The question...

Senior citizens are replacing teenagers as fast-food workers

The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture cliché—as American as curly fries. Nowadays, Brad Hamilton, the teen...