The aged

Development and assistance for the aged

Elderly, disabled set to get payments

The Department of Local Administration (DLA) on Friday allayed concerns about delays in making living allowance payments for elderly and disabled people, saying it managed to move funds from other schemes to make payments.DLA director-general Prayoon Rattanasenee insisted the problem had been addressed and the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BMA plans to make crossing of roads for elderly pedestrians safer

Bangkok will improve flyovers and pedestrian crossings by installing universally recommended facilities to help the elderly safely cross roads, permanent secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, said.She said the BMA will also  run a campaign to raise awareness on safe driving to ...

The Nation Reporter

Government promoting “active ageing” for Thailand’s elderly

Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek says that as of 2018, the number of Thai citizens who are aged over 60 is 12 million, or 18% of the population as a whole.She was speaking after the recent National Elderly Person Committee Meeting, at which the government ...

May Taylor

Project succeeds in developing healthy behaviours for pre-seniors, winds down

A three-year proactive health programme that aimed to encourage Thai people over age 45 to adopt health behaviours and so help ensure the country becomes a healthy ageing society has successfully concluded. The “Pfizer Healthy Ageing Society”, programme successfully improved the physical and mental health of ...

The Nation Reporter

New master plan for elderly care to be drafted

Social Development and Human Security Juti Krairiksh said he would speed up the drafting of a new master plan for elderly care and submit it for the Cabinet’s approval within a month.Juti was speaking to reporters on Tuesday while accompanying a team of doctors from ...

The Nation Reporter

Healthcare promotion urged for Thailand’s ageing society

As the number of elderly people in Thailand continues to rise, Department of Health director-general Dr Panpimol Wipulakorn predicted on Monday that the country would have more than 20.5 million senior citizens by 2040. She therefore instructed all public officials to urgently conduct healthcare promotion ...

Prasit Tangprasert

New approach urged to protect the elderly

In response to a study that found the rights of seniors being violated as the nation officially becomes an ageing society, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) and allies are calling on the authorities to create a system of protection for the elderly.  Taking such ...

The Nation Reporter

NGOs call for universal pensions as key to women's rights and development

As member states and NGOs are gathering at the UN in New York for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), HelpAge International and its partners are calling for universal social protection for vulnerable older women.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Healthcare: What the future holds in store

With an ageing population in Asia and a scenario that foresees an increase in cancers, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, shouldn’t we be looking at ‘clinical utopia’?The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases and an ageing population means healthcare resources will continue to struggle to meet the ...

Neither human nor robotic helpers for Thai elderly

The Intellectual Property Department has warned of the looming shortage of young carers for the elderly as Thai society ages, and that few patents are being filed for robotic helpers to replace them. Deputy director-general Nusara Kanjanakul said on Friday (Sep 14) that although Thailand ...

Phusadee Arunmas

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