Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contacting usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  
March 17 2014 | SHKODËR, ALBANIA

"Living old age in the family"

A conference organised by the Community of Sant'Egidio of Scutari with the Ministry of Social Affairs of Albania.

 
printable version

On 12 March, the conference "Living old age in the family", organised by the Community of Sant'Egidio of Scutari, was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs of Albania. More than one hundred people, including young people, social workers, religious people and members of the civil society, participated in the day of study and investigation on the condition of the elderly in the country.

"It is necessary - recalled Sant'Egidio – to stay at home in old age, rather than in institutions where solitude and the difficult living conditions make many people’s lives heavy and sad". The Community invited to design social policies for the elderly based on home care in order to assist the elderly and showed in friendship between old and young, as mentioned several times by Pope Francis, "a way to build a more humane and inclusive city". Bardhok, one of 69 elderly people that live in the nursing home of the city, thanked the youth of the Community of Sant'Egidio "for their faithful friendship during the years, which has given a family to those that were left without it”. Mons. Angelo Massafra, bishop of the Archdiocese of Shkoder-Pult, stressed the gratuitousness of this alliance in favour of life. 

As an alternative to the institutionalization of the elderly, the Community of Sant'Egidio presented the experiences of home care, carried out in collaboration with local authorities, and of the family homes in Rome, Milan and other European cities. The Ministry of Social Affairs, recognising the value of these proposals, committed itself "to putting the elderly - today in Albania the 8-9 % of the population - at the centre of the social policies for 2014, which is the Year of the Family".

 

 


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
December 7 2016
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

In London there is a table ready for the poor: it's called ''Our Cup of Tea''. The video by BBC

IT | EN
October 24 2011

The Spirit of Assisi: 25 Years of Prayer for Peace

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | RU
July 7 2011

Moyo (Uganda) - Food, houses and ... a goat, to make the elderly live better

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL
July 5 2011

Aging in Africa: In Douala, in Cameroon, free medical visits for the elderly poor

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL | RU
July 1 2011

Kiev (Ukraine) - On vacation with the elderly, to say that a long life is a value for all

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL | RU
all news
• PRESS
December 5 2016
Corriere della Sera

La chiave sotto una campana di vetro. Misteriose opere di artisti disabili

November 6 2016
Würzburger katholisches Sonntagsblatt

Von Gott berührt

October 31 2016
La Nazione

Giubileo degli anziani e festa di Sant'Abramo in Santissima Annunziata a Firenze

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

October 7 2016
ASCA

Comunità di Sant'Egidio: nessuno è vaccinato contro la povertà

all press releases
• EVENTI
November 17 2016 | ROME, ITALY

Caregiver: consegna dei diplomi del corso promosso da ASL Roma1 e Sant'Egidio

All meetings of prayer for peace
• DOCUMENTS

Ahmad Al Tayyeb - Oriente e Occidente - Dialoghi di civiltà - Parigi 2016

Andrea Riccardi - Oriente e Occidente - Dialoghi di civiltà

Gli aiuti umanitari in Siria e Libano

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"

all documents
• BOOKS

Martiri d'Albania (1945-1990)





La Scuola

La fuerza de los años





Ediciones Sígueme
all books

Per Natale, regala il Natale! Aiutaci a preparare un vero pranzo in famiglia per i nostri amici più poveri