The bonus video is probably more sociologically valuable.
Never too late to find your soulmate…just need the guts
The place to be / Don’t wait too long
Agency: DDB (Chicago)
A chapter of colonial history is slowly drawing to a close in Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot, where the last of the French citizens repatriated during the Indochina War still live.The first of the repatriated citizens originally from Vietnam arrived in the town of Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot in southwestern France in April 1956. Some were former parachutists; others were the widows of French officers, and their children. Today they are between 80 and 90 years old. For a long time, they lived in dilapidated barracks without indoor plumbing. Only in recent years has an effort been made to build new housing. But the residents of the makeshift repatriate camp never complained publically about their deplorable living conditions in France.
Jun 21, 2010
More than three decades after China introduced policies aimed at controlling its population, the country is having to cope with increasing demographic imbalances.
One effect is the growing ratio of older to younger people, in turn placing huge pressures on single children to care for their aging parents and grandparents.
Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from Beijing.
On Sunday, The Miami Herald will publish part one of Neglected to Death, a three-part investigative series that discloses how Florida has failed to safeguard the elderly in assisted-living facilities.
Three former residents of Shalom Manor Retirement Home in Lauderhill describe the conditions at the assisted living facility, one of the homes the state has moved to close since the Miami Herald’s ‘Neglected to Death’ investigation. Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald Staff
The world’s seven billionth person will be born into a population more aware than ever of the challenges of sustaining life on a crowded planet but no closer to a consensus about what to do about it.
The United Nations says the world’s seven billionth baby will be born on October 31.
The body has expressed concern over the standard of living for the ever increasing number of people on the planet and skyrocketing demand for healthcare, education, resources and jobs.
And it is the poorer countries that are affected most, as Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri reports from central Kenya for our special series, Crowded Planet.
A 2010 Chilean commercial for Public Awareness NGO Fundacion Las Rosas fighting against the exclusion of the elderly people.
Everybody needs somebody to love. Especially at the end.
Most age claims of people 115+ are false. In this case, the records are uncertain.
The October Revolution, the Russian Civil War, the birth and death of the Soviet Union, even two world wars – this man has seen them all with his own eyes because he claims to be 121! Magomed Lavazanov says he is the oldest person living in Russia and perhaps in the world.
97-year-old Agnes Zhelesnik teaches preschool at the Sundance School in North Plainfield, New Jersey. She is the oldest teacher in the country and still going strong.