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Maltese literature books with large printed characters for elderly persons

Elderly persons will have Maltese literature books written in larger than average print characters. The initiative by the Parliamentary Secretary for Active Ageing was launched among the 700 elderly persons who attend in one of the five centres of the Third Age University at Floriana, Sliema, Attard, Cospicua and the Gozo campus.

Professor Marvin Formosa said that the Third Age University, which started offering courses to elderly persons in 1993, serves as a platform for these persons to enhance their understanding and skills in subjects and fields without the exams pressure. The centres offer lessons in subjects such as philosophy, theology, history and languages. He expressed satisfaction that there are elderly persons over 90 who attend these courses.

The University’s director, Marvin Formosa, said “many times…stereotypes that an elderly person who is aged 90 is fragile and vulnerable….this is not always the reality”.

77-year old Saviour Sammut discovered new horizons due to the courses and is socializing himself with other elderly aged persons. “The more you interact with elderly people the more you learn, even on something which is new to you”.

74-year old Marcelle Tomasuolo Dandrea, who worked as a tourist guide, wanted to join the courses when she was 59 years old.  Since then she never looked back. “Philosophy and theology are my subjects. Currently I am attending a theology course”, she said.

Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Agius Decelis visited the Attard centre and launched the publication of books by Frans Sammut with large printing characters for elderly persons. The books will be distribution at the Third Age University centres, day-car centres and in elderly residential homes.



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