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My Oak Tree.

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? I took an acorn and put it in a pot.I then covered it with earth, not a lot.Great pleasure was mine watching it grow.The first budding green came ever so slow.I watered my plant twice…

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Bargain Day

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? “Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little but needs that little so much.” ? ~ Margaret Willour ~ ? Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in May…

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To honour life,…..

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“To honor life, we must be willing to grow through what we don’t know yet, and outgrow what we know no longer fits us. We must be willing to give in to the process, moment by…

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Many Belgians not willing to prolong the lives of over-85s

Several people may feel it terrible when a loved one dies before he or she became 60. Strangely enough for the marketplace lots of people above 55 are written off. In our so called Catholic country a lot of people … Continue reading

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Who is considered Old

In case you would ask several people if they would consider them young or old, or the other person young or old, you shall get quite different answers from the different age groups. When we look at the key results … Continue reading

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Ageing and Solidarity between generations

Today Europe is like other continents confronted with the ageing population. Facing the problem of an intense growing older and non-working population the European Commission called for a year of reflection on this problem and instigated the “2012 – European … Continue reading

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To Work Longer or Die Younger

After the official opening on 18 – 19 January 2012 in Copenhagen (Denmark), the 7th of March the events and measures were launched for the 2012: European Year for Active Ageing … and Solidarity between Generations in the buildings of … Continue reading

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Home care industry not valued

Homecare, also known as domiciliary care, is the first choice for people who need help with their personal care to lead independent lives. Many people use a homecare service as an alternative to moving into a care home. In the UK … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #10 Health

Poverty evolution in Flanders 10.     Health In the previous chapters we saw that poverty in our society is a connection of many elements, often at the same time present with poor families, difficulties in the education, bad employment chances, a … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #9 Consumption

Poverty evolution in Flanders 9.     Consumption People with higher incomes are likely to consume more goods and services, and to attribute a far higher proportion of their expenditure to ‘non-essentials’ such as holidays, visits to restaurants, or other leisure activities. … Continue reading

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