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Google and Age Action launch hunt for Ireland’s top silver surfers

Google and Age Action have teamed up to search for Ireland’s top Silver Surfers and highlight the difference technology can make in older people’s lives. The idea of the annual awards, now in their fourth year, is to celebrate the over 50s in Ireland who have embraced the online world.


Senior of the Year Award launched in Malta

The Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and Community Care of Malta, Mario Galea, launched the 19th edition of the Premju Anzjan tas-Sena (Senior of the Year Award) on July 27, during a visit to the Day Centre for the Elderly in Dingli.


Commission, Parliament and European Council bring together religious leaders to discuss solidarity between generations and demographic challenges across Europe

More than 20 senior representatives from Christian, Muslim and Jewish religions and from the Hindu and Bahá'í communities from all over Europe met on July 12 in Brussels, under the motto “Intergenerational Solidarity: Setting the Parameters for Tomorrow's Society in Europe”.


The European Year 2012 message, promoted in Tanzania

The European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations was highlighted with a series of activities during Europe Week in Tanzania.


#QueridosAbuelos (Dear Grandparents), Twitter trending topic in Spain

To mark the celebration of Grandparents Day in Spain, the non-governmental organisation Development and Support (Desarrollo y Asistencia) launched with great success a nation-wide campaign on July 26th in Twitter, aimed to leave no “abuelo” or “abuela” (grandfather or grandmother) without a virtual hug on such a special day.


The Ageing Well Challenge rewards ideas that can reduce isolation and increase mobility of older people

UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has announced the launch of the Ageing Well Challenge, a prize looking for innovative ideas that can reduce the isolation and/or increase the mobility of vulnerable older people.


The Prime Minister of Malta inagurates a new night shelter for seniors

The Prime Minister of Malta, Lawrence Gonzi, and Mario Galea, Parliamentary Secretary for Elderly and Community Care, officially inaugurated on July 20 the country’s third night shelter, at St. Vincent de Paul Residence in Luqa.


European Seniorforce Day: Harnessing the Power of Senior Volunteers

The number of people over 60 is rising fast – in Europe and all over the world. Does that mean that we will be living in less vibrant communities no longer capable of meeting new challenges or providing good opportunities for young and old alike? Certainly not.


Good practice cases on active ageing across Scotland in new LTCAS report

Long-Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS) and the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) have just published the report entitled “PATH to Active Ageing Promoting the Benefits of Physical Activity for Older People: Sharing Learning and Knowledge in Scotland in the European Year for Active Ageing 2012”.


Photography project shows men and women ageing from 1 to 100

In a subtle and graceful way, Belgian photographer Edouard Janssens has tackled the subject of ageing in the project "1 to 100 Years", undertaken in the frame of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.

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