Older People, Got A Pandemic Problem? A Club To Help You Figure It Out — Yourself
Note: This article was originally published in Capradio on 23 September 2020, Wamu on 23 Sep 2020, and NPR on 23 Sep 2020. ERIA’s HAPI Prize was mentioned .
It’s a bit hard to describe Vietnam’s Intergenerational Self Help Clubs. But one thing is easy to say. If you’re older — like above the age of 60 — and need help, the club will help you get it. That could mean a microloan if times are tough, a drum lesson as a chance for self-expression and social activity (and to prove that old people can play drums, too). And during the pandemic, the clubs have played a critical role in informing and supporting its members.