Category: Society

Stephen Hawking: ALS Day

ALS Day: The Curious Case of Stephen Hawking

Written by Stannah on 18th June 2018

On World ALS Day 2018, we want to talk about Stephen Hawking, the ultimate example of resilience and a man who inspired so many, the world over On World ALS Day 2018, we join the ALS Awareness movement because we believe we all need some inspiration and hope when it comes to facing the obstacles […]

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senior air travel

Senior air travel: Getting You Where You Need to Go

Written by Stannah on 26th March 2018

In today’s world, we fly frequently. Lower airfares, loved-ones living abroad and professional obligations are all factors that make flying a modern necessity. Even though flying is more accessible than it used to be, it’s also more stressful for everyone. For someone with reduced mobility, the stress is even greater, as you’ll likely need a […]

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A Celebration of Love

Written by Stannah on 12th February 2018

What is Love? When we look at the dictionary definition, we’re presented with something simple, almost tangible. Though there are many different interpretations, the description that we thought fit best was: “Love is unconditional selflessness” Love is so often celebrated through the creative arts, because it’s something intrinsic, present within all living beings. You don’t […]

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The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games: Passion Connected

Written by Stannah on 5th February 2018

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Winter_Olympics The Olympic and Paralympic Games have always stood synonymously for unity through sports. It’s an event that even those of us who dislike sports can appreciate and talk about. The Winter Olympics, in particular, just have a special kind of atmosphere. It could be that all those snowy images we see remind us […]

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

Written by Stannah on 28th December 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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History of Personal Mobility Devices

The History of Personal Mobility Devices

Written by Stannah on 29th November 2017

There is still a long way to go for truly universal access. Personal mobility devices have been used for centuries by people experiencing 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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The Role of Senior Citizens throughout History

The Role of Senior Citizens Throughout History

Written by Stannah on 27th September 2017

The Role of Senior Citizens throughout History “The challenge today is to build a world that is just as responsive to the needs of very old people as to the very young.” Laura L. Carstensen Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and the founding director of the Stanford Centre on Longevity Both in western and […]

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Youth Day: Senior Citizens’ life advice to younger people

Written by Stannah on 10th August 2017

On International Youth Day, we thought it would be fitting to devote an article to bridging the gap between generations, by looking at some advice senior citizens offered to younger adults. Young people tend to forget that seniors were once their age and have gone through similar challenges. The older generation can serve as a […]

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