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  • LIFESTYLE

    The Golden Years

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 07/08/2018

    » Dressed in white jumpsuit Vijitra Kanthawivorn, 73, a retired nurse from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, gestured for a group of her friends to sit next to her as the screening of the film was about to begin.

  • LEARNING

    Senior citizen housing projects

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 31/05/2011

    » In the photo above, a room in a residence for senior citizens named Sawangkanives launched by the Thai Red Cross.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The many modes of giving

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/03/2019

    » Anyone can be a giver regardless of age, social status or ability. On March 22 and 23, visit Suan Kru Angoon in Thong Lor to be a part of Hai Doei Chapor (Give Especially), a project organised by the Thai Health Promotion and Klongdinsor, a company that develops communication tools for the blind. The project aims to create a space for volunteer work for all, focusing especially on the underprivileged to change their role from that of a receiver to giver, too. It's about those in different communities passing on happiness to one another endlessly.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A series of senior moments

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 14/08/2016

    » My good friend Tony Preece is going to sing at the Lord Mayor's Senior Cabaret Concert at Brisbane City Hall this Sunday afternoon.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A senior moment

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/02/2015

    » In the first of a series delving into the work of people often overlooked, Life follows a caregiver at a home for the elderly, hearing her thoughts on a country verging on becoming an ageing society, and what actions need to be taken to ensure the aged are not forgotten.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Darkness and despair

    Life, Published on 03/07/2018

    » Grandpa Thanit* went missing from home six months ago. Besides living with Alzheimer's, the resident of Prachuap Khiri Khan province -- who is believed to be 100 years old -- had a string of age-related health issues that impacted his ability to recognise friends and family. This made it more difficult for his family to locate him after he left home while family members were at work.

  • NEWS

    Never-never (be alone) land

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 14/04/2018

    » Unlike other urban areas where people commonly live alone and the elderly stay indoors, the Rung Manee Pattana community in Bangkok's Wang Thonglang district is serving as a role model for the social activities and healthcare services it offers to senior citizens.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The twilight zone

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 12/04/2016

    » April 13 isn't just the start of Songkran -- it's also National Senior Citizen's Day, observed to bring attention to the elderly. With Thailand on a path to becoming the highest-aged society in Asean -- the percentage of elderly among the total population is estimated to rise to 20% in 2020-21 -- there has been increased public and private interest in developing programmes to help senior citizens get out of the house, socialise and become as independent as possible, exercising their physical, emotional and physical well-being in the process.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Songs about seniors

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 13/04/2016

    » To celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, which falls today, The Charapaabs (meaning "The Aged") have released Truad Sukkapap Prajum Pee (Annual Check Up). The lyrics are about old people, yes, and the man who appears in the music video is also pretty old, but it is the modern sensibility that is injected into the music and the video that makes it outstanding.

  • NEWS

    Mahidol University opens 'makerspace'

    News, Published on 19/03/2019

    » Mahidol University's Faculty of Engineering has opened a new on-campus "makerspace", or collaborative work space, for young innovators to facilitate the development and expansion of emerging tech startups.

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