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International Day for Older Persons in Myanmar
A celebration of the International Day for Older Persons in Myanmar was organized jointly by the Department of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Helpage International in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on October 1st, 2014. The theme of the day "Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All" highlighted the success of the Older-Person Self-Help Groups (OPSHGs), Home Care programmes, Older People Led Rural Development and the Voluntary Elderly Home System. Through these programmes older people have been able to improve their livelihoods and enhance their quality of life, but much still lies ahead for Myanmar such as the consideration of a social pension.