Thailand marks National Elderly Day on 13 April. As in many other parts of the world, older people are a growing proportion of the population. Authorities are developing a national education scheme to help them lead healthier and happier lives.
Many elderly people feel lonelier than ever during Christmas and New Year's. Now a new telephone hotline in Berlin is offering a sympathetic ear during the holidays. Founder Elke Schilling talked to DW about the project.
Germany is facing a lack of medical care personnel for its aging population. One vocational school hopes to equip refugees with the skills to tackle the problem.
Refugees in Germany have to attend obligatory German language courses in order to integrate. Learning a foreign language can be challenging for older asylum seekers, who may face difficult health or social circumstances.
Finding better-paid employment abroad is a common dream for medical students in Bulgaria. But Sheip Panev is driven by a challenge much closer to home, as Rayna Breuer reports.
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