Over half of elderly Thais want care from family, not state: Nida Poll

More than half of elderly Thais believe their family members should take care of them, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida Poll).  The survey of 1,310 people aged over 60 was conducted jointly with the Centre for Ageing ...

The Nation Reporter

Uncertainty for the elderly

Thailand’s elderly population is growing rapidly.The country is already considered an “ageing” society, meaning 10% of the population is aged 60 and over, and has been since 2005. It is transitioning to an “aged” society, with those aged 60 and over set to account for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Savings Fund membership push proposed

The Finance Ministry is mulling additional incentives to increase the number of members in the National Savings Fund (NSF) as Thailand is projected to become a “super ageing society” by 2031.Increasing state contributions to the NSF and extending the maximum membership age to 65 years ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Health insurance extended

In a move to help the government cope with Thailand’s ageing society, the cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to let freelance workers up to 65 years of age register under the social security system.This decision will benefit the 4.36 million self-employed people aged 60 ...

Chatrudee Theparat

Unis urged to modernise to stay relevant

Thai universities must undergo a swift transformation in order to remain relevant in the age of digital disruption, a seminar was told on Friday.Speaking at the event titled “The Smarter Future of Higher Education”, held by Chulalongkorn University, Patrachart Komolkiti said universities of the future ...

Dumrongkiat Mala

Investing in children, youth 'will help offset effects of ageing society'

Thailand, as the chair of Asean, has made pledges to protect children’s rights as a silver cloud looms over the region on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).The CRC is the international agreement ...

Thana Boonlert

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

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

With support, age is just a number

Thailand needs a conducive environment for elderly people to help it cope with the health and economic challenges triggered by an ageing society, according to Sumet Ongkittikul, chief of the Thailand Development Research Institute’s transport and logistics policy research section. Keep reading ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Ways to gear up for an ageing society

Economic growth is expected to take a heavy hit due to the rising number of the elderly and the country urgently needs to tackle it by cutting in half the number of military personnel, increasing the number of foreign labourers and employing increased automation in ...

Wichit Chaitrong

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