Researchers are developing a robot that they hope will one day provide home care for the elderly. They've enlisted the help of a Sydney performance artist to make the robot seem more human. Correspondent Phil Mercer has the story.
Margarida Xavier came to Massachusetts in the 1960s, when the Portuguese community in New Bedford was a booming microcosm of life back home. As younger generations integrate, life for the most elderly immigrants, who still maintain the culture and language of their home, are feeling isolated.
Japan officially has the world's largest number of people over the age of 100. But a recent series of grisly discoveries has put that exact number in doubt. Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo on what's happening to Japan's centenarians.
The BBC's Tinku Ray reports on legislation in India to protect the elderly from abuse; many families in India are moving away from traditional family arrangements where many generations live under the same roof.
After 140 hours of debate the French Senate finally approved a bill on Friday to raise the national retirement age from 60 to 62. Clashes broke out at an oil refinery blockaded by workers for the past 10 days. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.
One third of Chinese-American voters are still undecided about who to vote for, and many of them are older and live in New York and California, states Barack Obama is expected to win easily and where there is little outreach.
Today is Veterans Day. In Canada it is called Remembrance Day. As men and women who served in wars of the first half of the 20th century are disappearing, some Canadian veterans are calling on younger generations to keep the remembrance alive.