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Greek police fires teargas at elderly protesters (video, picts)

Greek police fired teargas at protesting pensioners when the few hundreds to elderly men and women attempted to break the police cordon and walk towards the office of the Prime Minister. some pensioners commented “Thanks for the treat!” via @MakisSinodinos Pensioners from several sectors had come to downtown Athens in …

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Piraeus: Charity home for elderly in need of food – Can you help?

Another Greek story of needs, of basic human needs that need to be covered. Agios Panteleimon charity foundation for elderly hosts 44 seniors in Keratsini, a suburb of Piraeus.  Furthermore the charity offers soup kitchen meals to 60 poor locals on a daily basis and supplies with food items some …

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Greek Gov’t & Troika to grab the daily bread out of the mouth of low-pensioners

Greek government and the Troika plans to cut even low pensions of 486 euro per month as the hole in the country’s biggest insurance fund IKA has reached one billion euro. According to daily Eleftherotypia, the plan foresees cuts of 1) 15 euro per month in 486-euro pensions for private sector. The …

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The March of the Elderly: Greek pensioners demonstrate in Athens

Pensioners demonstrated this morning in Athens downtown demanding better pensions and health care. 300 men and women aged 75+ walked outside the Greek Parliament shouting slogans. Two police vans hindered them from reaching the building of  Greece’s Prime Ministry.  Emotions among the elderly protesters were a bit too high and some …

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HURRAY! Half Million Elder Greeks to get an aid of 100 Euro!

I saw thousands of elderly dancing on the streets this morning! They were so thrilled, they couldn’t even answer my question why the excitement… But then I found out: Greek government has announced the one time aid of  € 100-300 to 500,000 low income pensioners. The aid will be distributed …

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“Set Grandma in the Sun”:’Park’ the Grandma in Hospital to Go for Holidays?

Would you believe that people ‘park’ their elderly family members  in state hospitals so they can go for vacations? According to ProtoThema, newspaper’s online edition, more and more state hospitals in Greece are transformed into ‘centers for elderly care” in recent days as the holiday season for Greeks reaches its peak. The …

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