Active ageing among us... supporting an independent life in the community
The Minister for Senior Citizens and Active Ageing Michael Farrugia visited the St Paul’s Active Ageing centre, which is a centre dedicated to the increasing elderly community in our country.
“I had the occasion to meet one of the members of the centre, which this week is due to celebrate her one hundred years birthday. Maria Galea, together with her two daughters, were present where some of the experiences that impacted on Maria’s lives were shared,” said Minister Farrugia.
“Maria, a grandmother of four children and a great-grandmother of eight, is a clear and positive example of active ageing today, the vision for the future.”
Maria is a totally independent person, who still lives at home and makes use of some of the services provided by the Government to the elderly, that of the Active Ageing and Home Aid Centre, supported beneficiaries in order to continue to live as independent as possible in their community.
Maria was a very good seamstress and is still doing some small alterations, attending the centre regularly, going to hear Mass, read and likes taking care of plants.
Her desire is to remain strong to continue enjoying her family.
Minister Michael Farrugia augured Maria’s best wishes and many more years of strength.
Also attended Renzo De Gabriele, Chief Executive – Active Ageing and Community Care and Cynthia Formosa, Manager – Active Ageing and Community Care.