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Sabya’s pick: Sophia

This is Sophia. For her full story click the link below         I love the portrait and story of Sophia, a grand old Lady, Queenlike in her beautiful saree. What catches me is the way she tells about her life, touching on the lives of her 5 children, on the history and […] Continue reading →

Dona Margarida

Dona Margarida is 69 years old, and has worked as a supervisor in commercial research. For this work she travelled around Brazil a lot, she also travelled in Europe and lived in Italy for 6 months. She was married to a psychologist, and never had children, which she really wanted. Dona Margarida Said she feels […] Continue reading →

Senhor Wanderley

Senhor Wanderley is 78 years old, he is working out daily. He described to us all the exercises and routines he follows each week. In his apartment he has a collection of American movies and shows. He loves James Dean and even more so Marylin Monroe. Continue reading →

Senhor Joao and Dona Antonia

  Senhor Joao and Dona Antonia have been married for 22 years now, they live with their 2 dogs. Joao is 90 years old and Antonia 73, when they met they were 68 and 51 years old. Joao has had many different jobs, learned to be a shoemaker, had his own shop which he later […] Continue reading →

Sophia

  This is Sophia Katun, she is 92 years old. She is a lady who can tells us about the way Dhaka changed since she came to live there. The house where she lives in now, was built by her eldest son, and every son of hers has one floor of the building. She lives […] Continue reading →

Nienke’s pick: Luus Paternotte

This is Luus Paternotte. For the full post click the link below. Luus Paternotte I like this post because I feel it shows what is to me the strangest misconception about ageing: that somehow there is an age at which you suddenly change from a young person into an older person and you’re supposed to start […] Continue reading →

Festival of Older People is coming! October 2017 The Netherlands

We are facing a worldwide demographic shift that has never occurred before. Slowly but surely a substantial part of the global population is growing older than 55. Expectations are that this will grow to 35% of the world’s population. That will change everything. It will change our visual culture, sound culture, the economy, healthcare, ways […] Continue reading →

Who remembers our friend, Tiny?

In our continued search for humans unbound by age, we find ourselves visiting Tiny who resides in a Dutch retirement home in the South East of Amsterdam. She introduces us to her friend and partner in crime, Henriëtte van Dongen, the founder of ‘Het huisje van Toen’. This can best be described as a room […] Continue reading →

Participation society in The Netherlands

Yoeum Phor elderly woman cambodia The way The Netherlands has arranged their healthcare arrangements have changed a lot the last two decades. The many baby boomers gradually getting their pensions and often becoming less able with the rising of their age, is one if reasons – next to some culturally motivated reasons – that it was said – that the […] Continue reading →

Making of…Buo Phan (91) Cambodia

Elderly woman (91) Buo Phan in Cambodia We visited villages in the Battambang province, guided by Helpage Cambodia. There we met Buo Phan (91), living there with her children and grandchildren. She is sick, without income and feels she is waiting to die. Continue reading →