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The Aged

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Since the beginning the Sant’Egidio Community has wanted to look after the elderly. Our friendship with the elderly began in 1972 and has continued faithfully through the years and it has helped us to understand more deeply the elderly world.

Every Sant’Egidio Community from North to South lives out this special love for the elderly; we share their anxiety, their life and their faith. This experience has been a school of human maturity for the Community. Elderly are quite special friends to us. Indeed in the Community’s history solidarity has been lived out with the elderly in a considerable way. This was not because the elderly were the first or the emerging problem but because they were among the poorest.

To live near the elderly all these years has given everybody a wealth of experience and sensitivity, which we have placed at the service of many in order to build a culture of solidarity and hospitality towards the aged.

Staying close to the elderly, helping and supporting them reawakens in everyone a taste for life, which means not throwing away one’s existence or wasting one’s energy. It means rather investing in humanity and solidarity with others. The elderly receive help from those who are younger and support them, but they also give a lot in terms of affection, friendship and meaning to life. It is like a school of humanity.

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Bringing friendship in the old people’s homes

The "Long Live the Elderly" Movement"

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July 5 2016

The 'thrown away' elders of Mozambique on a pilgrimage, from loneliness to the mercy of the Jubilee

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June 27 2016

In Pemba, a people of the poor and sick goes through the Holy Door with the Community of Sant'Egidio

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June 20 2016

Prague: Elderly people finally out of nursing homes for the Jubilee of Mercy with Sant'Egidio

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May 18 2016

Africa: Jubilee of Mercy with the elderly in Ivory Coast

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April 23 2016

Sant'Egidio opens the House of Mercy for the elderly in Blantyre

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April 19 2016

Finding love in an unexpected place: the life of Mae and her friendship with Sant'Egidio

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October 17 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Quella "cultura dello scarto" simbolo della nostra crisi

October 14 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Sant'Egidio. Giubileo degli anziani al Santo

September 3 2016
La Repubblica - Ed. Genova

In campo anche i liceali volontari a Sant'Egidio

August 4 2016
Corriere di Novara

Emergenza caldo: oltre 3.000 anziani monitorati dalla Comunità di Sant'Egidio

July 19 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Gli anziani possono morire di solitudine

July 17 2016

Nei Quartieri Spagnoli da nipoti con gli anziani

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October 29 2016 | FLORENCE, ITALY

Festa di Sant'Abramo insieme con gli anziani

October 17 2016 | PADUA, ITALY

Giubileo degli anziani e dei malati con la Comunità di Sant'Egidio

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Intervento di Irma, anziana romana, durante la visita di papa Francesco a Sant'Egidio

Programma della Campagna della Cortesia verso gli anziani "Vive les Ainés"

Programma "W gli anziani": attività con gli anziani a Roma nel luglio e agosto 2013

Scheda sintetica del programma "W gli anziani"

Giovani e anziani per un estate di solidarietà 2013

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La fuerza de los años

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