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Not horsing around: Meet the Spanish mare helping the elderly
A Spanish mare called Dounka offers the residents of a retirement home in France regular visits and brings 'good vibes' and improved 'well-being'.
How is Europe addressing challenges in long-term care?
The European Care Strategy aims to provide better access to long-term care and better working conditions for carers.
Greying but staying: The Europeans still working in their 70s
The EU’s average legal retirement age is 64, yet many Europeans are still working past the age of 65 and even 75.
This Swedish nursing home helps residents spice up their sex lives
“It's not just about sex. It's about closeness”: This retirement home encourages residents to nurture their sex life with the help of a “pleasure basket”.
World's oldest person dies aged 118
Sister Andre died in the early hours of Tuesday morning at her retirement home in France. Last year she had survived contracting COVID-19 The world's oldest person is now María Branyas Morera who is aged 115 and lives in Spain.
France to push back retirement age from 62 to 64
France is postponing the retirement age from 62 to 64 by 2030. Elisabeth Borne, the Prime Minister, presented the pension reform on Tuesday, a key campaign promise of President Macron.
Deadly fire kills 20 at 'illegal' Russian shelter
Investigators think a faulty stove was cause of the fire, and have detained a man in connection with their investigation.
Madrid’s taxi drivers provide a Christmas journey for the elderly
Madrid’s taxi drivers taking part in the Taxiluz initiative drive the elderly around Spain’s capital to see all the Christmas decorations and lights for free
Adult learning centres in Spain make lifelong learning a reality
According to the Ministry of Education, there are some 200,000 adult education students in Spain.
War is taking the heaviest toll on the old in Ukraine , says Amnesty
The UN's Human Rights Office says that between February and September, the over-60s accounted for 34% of civilians killed in Ukraine
Woman held on suspicion of injuring three with 'sword-like object'
The 65-year-old suspect was detained by passers-by until police arrived at the scene.
Small boy becomes star of pope's weekly audience
A small boy surprised audiences at the Pope's weekly audience.
800 robot companions trialled in New York to tackle elderly loneliness
The ElliQ device can carry out daily check-ins with users and remind them to take their medication.
103-year-old Swedish woman sets record for world's oldest parachuter
103-year-old Rut Larsson becomes the world's oldest person to complete a tandem parachute jump after skydiving in Motala, Sweden.
Young women used in love scam to trick elderly men out of €1 million
The women would often enter into a physical relationship with their victims before convincing them to part with their money, said police.
US army replaces birthday cake stolen from girl by WWII soldiers
The cake was presented to 90-year-old Meri Mion in Vicenza, 77 years after one was taken from her windowsill.
Air pollution has a bigger impact on life expectancy than smoking
Combined with the effects of climate change, dirty air could be the next biggest threat to our respiratory health.
Behind Liza Minelli and Lady Gaga's touching moment at the Oscars
The pair were presenting the Best Picture Oscar which eventually went to 'CODA,' but everyone's talking about a tender moment they shared beforehand.
Unarmed Ukrainian citizens filmed confronting Russian soldiers
Ukrainian protesters can be seen using their bare hands to try and slow down Russian tanks.
Germany to give extra €647 million to support Holocaust survivors
Campaigners say the additional funds are the largest ever allocated for welfare services in a single year.