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Senior air travel: Getting You Where You Need to Go

Written by fernando 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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The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games: Passion Connected

Written by fernando on 5th February 2018

Source: 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 fernando 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 fernando 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 fernando 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 fernando 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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International Women Day


Written by fernando on 8th March 2017

From pioneering science and life-saving discoveries, to literary mastery and actions for peace and human rights, the role of women around the world has been of crucial importance. While International Women’s Day is a time to honor all women, it is noteworthy that many inspirational women come with wrinkles and grey hair. These signs of […]

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World Radio Day: An interesting journey through the airwaves

Written by fernando on 13th February 2017

Did you know that more than half the world’s population is not connected to the Internet? Despite changing times, for many, radio is still the most accessible medium. On February 13, 1946, the United Nations Radio produced its first broadcast. It was a solemn moment as the world transitioned away from a period of violence […]

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