High medical and energy costs, limited incomes, and narrow comfort ranges present multiple health-related challenges for older adults. A variety of studies indicate that weatherizing and repairing the homes of elderly households can help to address some of these issues, ultimately improving resident health and reducing energy and health costs.

Long-term care facilities are high-risk settings for severe outcomes from outbreaks of Covid-19, owing to both the advanced age and frequent chronic underlying health conditions of the residents and the movement of health care personnel among facilities in a region.

The report contains key findings of the assessment, together with observations and analysis by HelpAge’s humanitarian team and sectoral advisers.It aims to help all organisations operating in Gambella– including humanitarian agencies, donors and cluster groups–to develop and implement inclusive programmes, and to support advocacy for the rights

This guide supports HelpAge staff and network members in using Agenda 2030 to advance older people’s rights and inclusion in development policy and practice. It explains how global development must meet older people’s needs and rights if it is to be sustainable and provides key arguments to make this case with policy makers.

2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year warns this new report released by International Labour Organisation (ILO). It attributes stress, excessively-long working hours and disease to worker casualties every year.

Sri Lanka is facing a challenging macroeconomic landscape. The post-conflict high growth momentum has decelerated. A volatile global environment and structurally weak competitiveness continue to weaken growth and external sector performance. High interest costs mask limited fiscal improvement.

Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life, according to this new study published in Lancet. Physical and mental health of more than 1.4 billion adults is at risk reveals the study that details the levels of insufficient physical activity in different countries and estimates global and regional trends

Whilst older people have special needs, they also have unique skills, experiences and roles within their families, communities and societies. These roles continue to a certain extent during droughts, though household burdens may increase as younger adults have migrated or are grazing livestock further away.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Dr. Ashwani Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/05/2018 on the issue of protection and welfare of senior citizens, India. Amicus Curiae has submitted before the Court that he will prepare model guidelines for the operation of old age homes, pensions and health care facilities. He will also prepare a chart giving the details of the facilities that are available and the budget available and required.

Osteoporosis (OP) has been defined as a degenerative bone disease characterised by low bone mass and microstructural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to fragility and an increased risk of fractures, especially of the hip, spine and wrist. Exercise has been shown to benefit the maintenance of bone health and improvement of muscle strength, balance and coordination, thereby reducing the risk of falls and fractures. However, prior findings regarding the optimal types and regimens of exercise for treating low bone mineral density (BMD) in elderly people are not consistent.

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