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Elderly people eager for community arts activities

Nowadays, elderly people are more engaging in social activities than ever. Long gone are the days they stayed at home to take care of their grandchildren or do housework. 

Hanoi to spend over $5.3 mln on poverty reduction

Authorities of Hanoi have decided to earmark over $5.3 million each year for promoting sustainable poverty reduction in the locality, towards having no poor households by the end of this year.

Village leaders show there’s life in old dogs yet

Many elderly people want to relax and spend more time with their families, but some old people in Thanh Hoa Province’s mountainous district of Quan Son are proving they can still play a big role in society.

Cold snap a blight for elderly, children

 VietNamNet Bridge – An increasing number of elderly people and children have been hospitalised in recent days as the northern region was struck by cold weather.

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No more cases of Zika virus reported in Vietnam, Vietjet offers passengers hot-air balloon service in Hue, WEF leader joins in exchange with young Vietnamese, Hot weather sickens children, elderly people

20 per cent of population needs financial support

 VietNamNet Bridge – About 20 per cent of the Vietnamese population needs financial support, said Dr Nguyen Ngoc Toan, deputy head of the Social Protection Department

Vietnam has half million more elderly people per year

VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the National Committee for Elderly People to raise the number of elderly people with health insurance cards to average level of the country’s at a meeting on March 15. 

Volunteers try to make a difference

VietNamNet Bridge – Be it cleaning up beaches or offering free haircuts to elderly people, a group of volunteers in Hoi An have taken it upon themselves to offer their support to the local community.

Gender inequality at birth poses continuing challenge

 VietNamNet Bridge – There could be between 2.3 million to 4.3 million less women than men in Viet Nam by 2025,

Elderly people warned over alcohol consumption

 One in five people over 65 who drink is consuming an "unsafe" level of alcohol, say researchers.

Vietnam's elderly long for open skies and doors

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Thi Nham always seems sad. She spends her days waiting as her children live in a faraway city.

Pakistan heatwave: Death toll crosses 800 people in Sindh

 The death toll from a heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province has passed 800, hospital officials say, as mortuaries reached capacity.

Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

 Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

Hidden cost of malnutrition

VietNamNet Bridge – Malnutrition can occur in people of all ages. Yet awareness of malnutrition is low among the general public, leaving the hidden epidemic under-recognized and under-treated when it comes to adults, elderly people

Enlightened manufacturers “discover” the elderly market

 VietNamNet Bridge – Elderly consumers in Vietnam offer manufacturers a potentially large market, currently at 5.6 million customers and growing. But, until now, that market has been largely ignored.

Vietnam confronts challenge of caring for the elderly

 VietNamNet Bridge – Domestic and foreign experts discussed the challenges of caring for the elderly during a conference early this week.

Vietnam's population is aging the fastest in the world

 VietNamNet Bridge - Many countries took decades or even centuries to enter the stage of aging an population, but it was only 16-18 years for Vietnam. Most of the elderly people are not retired; 70 percent still have to work for a living.

Spanish care home worker killed 11 elderly people

 A security guard at a Spanish retirement home was found guilty of killing 11 elderly residents, three of whom he forced to drink bleach.