World Health Day in Nigeria. Theme Depression: Let’s talk.

Older People in Eredo LCDA, as well as others from over 50 countries worldwide, commemorated World Health Day on April 7th. Age Nigeria foundation organized a series of activities in Lagos state over two days, while Ogun State and Zamfara State in Northern Nigeria joined them with similar activities. Here is...

Today is World Health Day and the focus is on Depression

I have been busy and unable to post here lately. But today is a special day for all of us – it’s  . . . World Health Day. The theme for World Health Day this year is Depression, which is a condition that can affect anybody, anywhere. It is the leading cause of...

Let’s break the taboo and talk toilets!

Nov 19th 2016 was World Toilet Day On that day, the UN asked us to lift the taboo and talk toilets.   Have you had a stomach upset or a Urinary Tract Infection lately? Sometimes they can come upon you unexpectedly can’t they? Maybe you decided to take a sick...

A story for remembrance day

A single day It’s been a long time. 65 years? Maybe even more. But I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I had woken early. Since the weather was warmer, I strolled outside with my tea to watch the sunrise. Birds were singing, and I had an open view across the fields....

Take a stand against ageism around the world

The International Day of Older Persons The 2016 theme for this day is Take a Stand against Ageism, so to mark the occasion I’ve invited some of my senior online friends to give me their perspective on Ageism. We will strive in this post to dispel the myth, often broadcast by...

Taking a Stand against Ageism in Zambia

My third guest poster today is from Zambia Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with a population of some 15 million people, 3% of whom are aged over 65. Its principal industry is copper mining and it is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa. The country was named...