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Hole-in-the-wall home to aged Saigon couple for 20 years

He is 92. She is 88. They’ve lived in a two sq.m, dingy space in Saigon for 20 years now.

As Vietnam ages, retiree employment on the cards

Vietnam should consider employment for retired people as its population ages, the labor minister said Tuesday.

Dancing’s the way to keep problems at bay: Hanoi seniors

Senior Hanoians are keeping body and mind in shape by busting some moves at a ‘hip-hop dancing’ club.
June 15, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7

Vietnam among most affordable retirement havens: Irish publication

Vietnam is the second cheapest country to retire to this year, according to the Annual Global Retirement Index.
January 31, 2019 | 11:24 am GMT+7

China's ageing elite live golden years in style

At a gated community for Chinese senior citizens, retired military personnel, film-makers and top university professors settle into a new routine: ballet lessons, weightlifting and catered dining.
January 22, 2019 | 10:58 am GMT+7

Crippled youth goes the extra mile to help an old man

Finding an old man wallowing in his own filth, a young man with an amputated leg stepped in to help.
November 14, 2018 | 11:34 am GMT+7

At 70, bicycle mechanic becomes stickler for rules

For 40 years, a bicycle mechanic devoted himself to his family, but his eyes never wavered from a law degree.
November 08, 2018 | 06:12 pm GMT+7

Most elderly diabetics show depressive symptoms in Vietnam: study

Far more elderly Vietnamese with type 2 diabetes have depressive symptoms than in other countries in the region, a study found.
November 01, 2018 | 05:26 pm GMT+7

North and South Koreans prepare to part for last time

Elderly North and South Korean family members allowed to meet for the first time in nearly 70 years prepared to say goodbye Wednesday.
August 23, 2018 | 08:34 am GMT+7

Comforted by a robot at Japan's nursing homes

Japan's nursing homes are using more and more robots to care for the elderly. But can humanoids replace real human contact?
August 22, 2018 | 10:02 am GMT+7

Vietnam among 25 best places for retirement

Preparing for old age overseas? Check out Vietnam, which has made it to the top 25 places for retirement in 2018.
August 16, 2018 | 01:51 pm GMT+7

Aging population prompts Vietnam to look at raising retirement levels

People will have to work for an extra five years to get their pensions if one option is approved.
April 25, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

In daytime discos, South Korea's elderly find escape from anxiety

South Korea is aging faster than any other developed country, yet there are few cheap leisure for the elderly.
April 16, 2018 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Asia's ageing population to cost $20 trillion

"The Asia-Pacific region is ageing at a faster rate than any other region in the world."
August 26, 2016 | 11:58 am GMT+7
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