The Parliamentary Secretary for People with a Disability and Active Ageing, Silvio Parnis has announced the launch of the seventh edition of the Activity Ageing Prize, 2020, which this year will include two new awards, a prize for active ageing in residential homes and a prize for the best grandmother and grandfather.
Mr Parnis said that in the light of the pandemic, this year the prize will celebrate the elderly despite the challenges which Covid-19 has brought with it for them to remain active, both for those who live in the community and those who live in residential homes.
In all, nine prizes will be awarded, including the prize for active ageing, a prize for married couples and a prize for academics.
Mr Parnis said that because of the pandemic, the award ceremony will be done virtually on 30 October. He said that nominations will be accepted until 30 September, either though an application which can be collected from the Parliamentary Secretariat in Valletta, or by email at [email protected], or on the website www.activeageing.gov.mt or else from all local council offices.