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Category: Society

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Written by Stannah on August 14, 2019

Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through recorded interviews, oral history gives us the chance to record, preserve and share those incredible and wonderful stories! Peoples’ lives are full of trials and tribulations, […]

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House of the future: technology designed to age in place

Written by Stannah on November 30, 2018

When we talk about a House of the Future, futuristic Jetsons kind of houses with a strong sixties allure seems to come to mind. However thrilling the idea of living in a high-tech apartment in space might seem, it is not what we mean by a “house of the future”. We can have a little […]

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senior woman looking thoughtful

World Day of Families: Senior Citizens’ life advice for younger people

Written by Stannah on May 9, 2018

The theme for the International Day of Families 2018 is “Families and inclusive societies”. Although the focus is to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, we think promoting inclusive societies means much more than that. It means equal opportunities for all, including and especially for our seniors. The first step in creating an […]

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Aging in place: how technology can help

How can technology help seniors who are ageing in place?

Written by Stannah on February 27, 2018

According to the National Statistics Office, elderly people made up 18.8% of the total population in Malta by the end of 2017 and considering that this number is likely to keep increasing in the next 20 or 30 years, age-friendly technology and devices to help improve the experience of ageing at home are more of […]

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History of Personal Mobility Devices

The History of Personal Mobility Devices

Written by Stannah on January 30, 2018

There is still a long way to go for truly universal access. Personal mobility devices have been used for centuries by people with reduced mobility. Their benefit to society is invaluable and of utmost importance! However, the path towards the development of personal mobility devices has not been an easy one and there’s still a […]

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Age friendly cities

Age-friendly cities: What will they mean for seniors in the future?

Written by Stannah on December 28, 2017

Since 2006 the idea of age-friendly cities has been floating around in the media. Lots of governmental organizations are talking about creating age-friendly communities, but what does this actually mean? What impact will it have for seniors? We all know that the population of the world is aging. Baby boomers are reaching their senior years […]

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day: Act today to change tomorrow

Written by Stannah on November 9, 2017

The right to a healthy future should be a universal right. But making it available to everyone is something that very much depends on education, information and awareness. This is especially true for women, who are the most affected group, and should have access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve […]

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What will living longer mean for individuals, and for society?

What will living longer mean for individuals, and for society?

Written by Stannah on November 3, 2017

“Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all life’s stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us… yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to be lived” […]

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