Hanoi’s forum discusses challenges and opportunities of ageing population

An inter-generational forum was held in Hanoi on September 30 on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons (October 1), showing a positive view of an ageing population in turning challenges into opportunities and to strengthen the understanding of the dynamics of an ageing society. In Vietnam, the country has officially entered the “ageing phase” since 2011 and is among the most rapidly ageing countries in the world.

Participating in the inter-generational forum were three groups of people over sixty, forty and twenty years old, discussing their experiences, lessons learned and progress on the journey to ending older age inequality and changing negative narratives and stereotypes involving “older age”.

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