STORIES ABOUT FRAILTY

A story from Croatia

The home is in a nice place, quiet, secluded, which would of course present a problem for mobile folks, as they couldn’t get anything done on foot. For the immobile, this doesn’t matter much...

A story from Cyprus

Life before becoming a member of your organization was boring and uninteresting. Having lived in the UK for many years, coming back to Cyprus was a big shock for me as there are no organized centres...

A story from Cyprus

H κυρία Μαρία είναι 83 ετών και ζει σε ένα ορεινό χωριό της Κύπρου. Θυμάται όλη της την ζωή, από μικρή ηλικία να δουλεύει, μικρή στα χωράφια του πατέρα της και αργότερα όταν έκανε τη δική της οικογένεια...

A story from Finland

They say wisdom comes with age. But unfortunately other things come with age as well. Little by little your health status and functional capacity will decrease and you get weaker and weaker. Up until the age of 85 I considered myself to be in relatively good shape...


A story from Greece

My daily activities are reduced, especially the last year and I fall easily. My wish is to change the course and get better. I am currently following a fall prevention program and I am doing much better...

A story from Hungary

A nap sugarai átsütnek a Margitsziget fái között, alattuk idős emberekből álló csapat vidáman beszélgetve sétál, mondhatnám, gyalogol. Ez a Gyaloglás rendszeres. Kéthetenként a volt úttörő stadionból indul, pontosabban indulunk, mert feleségem, és én is ebbe a csapatba...

A story from Hungary

Tiszta kék az ég, a fák kezdenek színesedni. A reggel már csípős. Október eleje van. Már ez a harmadik év, hogy együtt gyalogolunk 3, illetve 5 km-t, kinek mennyit enged meg az egészsége...

A story from Italy

Ines (I) and Antonio (A) are a 90+ couple who lives in a small village in the Sibillini Mountains, in the Marche region. The earthquake of 2016 devastated their town, and the couple, for a period, was forced to leave their home and move to some relatives. Recently...


A story from Netherlands

I have lived an active life, and raised three children. My husband died 10 years ago. I am now 93 and independent living is becoming more and more difficult. Over the years, I had to accept that my body is functioning less and less well, and performing activities of daily living...

A story from Romania

În octombrie 2016, în cadrul Universității de stat ”Dunărea de Jos” din Galati isi incepea activitatea prima universitate din România destinată vârstnicilor. U3A Galati, acronimul pentru...

A story from Spain

Juan (90 years old) worked in a factory and Rosa (84) was a seamstress. They are married for over 30 years and enjoy together a good quality life. Juan enjoys an excellent health without comorbidities.

A story from Spain

Andrés 87 years old, he lives with her wife. He was a farmer. He has a healthy life and can perform basic daily activities such as driving, and riding his bicycle...


A story from United Kingdom

Most of what I have in front of me was written yesterday evening. But before I get to it I wish to thank everyone for being here today and for your willing contribution to the table discussions. What has happened..


 

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