Dermot Higgins at 56 has just become the oldest person to cycle around the globe. Dermot, and his trusty bicycle, Karolina, started their epic journey in June last year and arrived back in his hometown of Rush, Co. Dublin on April 7th after 9 months and 29,000 kilometres of tough cycling over all sorts of terrain in all sorts of weather. [Read more…] about Dermot Higgins, has cycled into the Guinness Book of Records!
Tourism & travelling
The launch of Airbnb-emulator Freebird Club, a platform dedicated exclusively to seniors, is scheduled for June, after creator Peter Mangan received the European Commission’s Social Innovation Competition for its role in fighting off loneliness among seniors. [Read more…] about Fostering social integration: launch of a senior-only “Airbnb”
More than one French retiree out of ten spends his old days in foreign countries : for many of them, Portugal is a favourite destination.
[Read more…] about Real-Estate and Tourism: from June, 5th to 7th, 2015, Portugal is organising an exhibition in Paris
On Thursday, April 16th, the City of Valencia, its Community Centre for Social Action and the ANCV (National Agency for holiday vouchers ) presented the operation “Elderlies on Holidays”, which aims at facilitating holiday departures for pensioners over 60 years old. [Read more…] about Operation “Elderlies on holidays”: the Valencian’s retirees will go on holidays in June.
When speaking about entertainment, we all have different tastes, so making a complete list of ideal gifts for the elderly would be impossible. Nevertheless, we have pointed out some “fun” ideas for you to get for your elder relatives: a dedicated holiday, a TV handset or even an E-Reader for the cosy ones. [Read more…] about Trips and Entertainment for the Elderly