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Greece Hires 3,000 People to Assist Elderly and Vulnerable Stuck at Home

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Holy Thursday the hiring of 3,000 permanent employees to support the "Help at Home" program, known as ''Voitheia Sto Spiti,'' the financing of which has been secured. This scheme is a successful social-solidarity...

Anarchist Group Rubicon Donates Tons of Necessities to Athens Nursing Home

News websites in Greece have been known for years for reporting incidents of vandalism involving the controversial Greek anarchists' group ''Rubicon.'' However, the coronavirus pandemic has brought nearly an endless array of changes in such a short period of time,...

Italians Over 80 May “Be Left to Die” as Country Overwhelmed by Coronavirus

Coronavirus victims in Italy will be denied access to intensive care if they are aged 80 or more or in poor health should pressure on beds increase, a document prepared by a crisis management unit in Turin proposes. Some patients...

Greek-speaking Care Givers Needed for Seniors in Australia

Greek social care organizations in Australia have appealed recently for more native Greek- speaking care givers for the elderly. The managing director of the Higher Education Institute (ITHEA), Panagiotis Iasonides, was in Greece last week to court care workers who...

Study: Greece's Population to Decrease Dramatically

A new scientific study about the population of Greece and its future prospects paints a dire picture of the country's future. The study, which was recently published and presented to the members of the Hellenic Parliament, shows that whatever the scenario,...

Population in Greece will be Older and Decline Dramatically by 2050, Study says

The continuing low birth rate and higher life expectancy in Greece will transform the population. The study conducted by the Hellenic Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology (HAGG) says that the age pyramid in Greece will change dramatically by 2050. The...

Population of Care Homes in Greece Affected by Economic Crisis

The care home population in Greece has been affected by the economic crisis, even though public and private homes for the elderly are full. According to a 2015 Help Age International report, Greece is one of the worst countries for...

Greece One of the Worst Countries for the Elderly – 4 in 10 Greeks Over 60 by 2050

Greece is one of the worst countries for the elderly, ranking 79th globally and absolute last in Europe, according to an annual report by Help Age International. At the same time, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) says that by 2050,...

Man Arrested For Deceiving Elderly, Including Greek Health Minister's Mother

A man who has spent years deceiving elderly Greeks – among them the mother of Health Minister Makis Voridis – has just been arrested in the Menidi of Attica following a chase with police officers. The minister of health's mother...