Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
Strategies to reverse ageing
Thailand has a higher percentage of elderly people than any other developing nation on earth. In just two years, Thai seniors will number 11.23 million, or 20 per cent of the population. By the year 2040, 17 million Thais (more than 25 per cent) will be over 65. As a rapidly ageing society, Thailand faces several serious challenges.
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:00
Public, private sectors must do more to support rising number of Thai seniors, says Thonburi Healthcare chief
Thailand is one of the countries with the fastest rates of ageing-citizen growth in Asia – reportedly second only to China – while the public and private sectors’ preparations to support the rising number of seniors are not yet sufficient, Thonburi Healthcare Group chairman Dr Boon Vanasin said earlier this month.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:31
Pacemakers: Thai seniors compete in first 'Elderly Games'
Aged 98 Sawang Janpram cruised to victory in the 100-metre sprint, came first in the discus and set a record in the javelin -- the undisputed star of Thailand's first national Elderly Games held this week.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:33
Income boost for Thai seniors in the works
Thai seniors, celebrating April 13 as the official National Elders’ Day, could see the monthly stipend for elderly and poor Thais double from Bt600 to Bt1,200-Bt1,500.
MajGeneral Sansern Kaewkamnerd, government's spokesman said yesterday.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 01:00
Bright ideas in the Grey Zone
Community day care centres would be a boon to Thai seniors, but more state funding is needed