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This article discusses the trends toward populations aging in ASEAN and their challenges. It also assesses programs conducted under the Second National Plan for Older Persons in Thailand to extract lessons for policy formulation and development programs responding to population aging in other ASEAN countries. This assessment is based on findings from the project on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Second National Plan for Older Persons (2002-2021). The lessons learnt from Thailand seem to indicate that it is necessary for each ASEAN country to have concrete long-term plans for their elder populations. The National Plans for Older Persons are significant tools for enhancing the well-being of older pesons and avoiding unpleasant outcomes from aging society.



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