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  • Carry on giving

    Carry on giving

    Retirement or ageing does not mean slowing down for these three people. In fact, staying active in their old age has helped them stay fit, healthy and focused. They speak to Veronica Stivala. A great-grandfather Nanniet (Grandparents) Malta is an...

  • Help yourself to help others

    Caring for yourself is one of the most important – and often one of the most forgotten – things you can do as a family caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit too. Researchers know a lot about the effects...

  • The age of wisdom

    The age of wisdom

    One of the most interesting things about being human is that we pass on more than genetics to our descendants. Language, the neocortex, agriculture, and all the many other things that contribute to what make humans human are handed down,...

  • Living a full life

    Living a full life

    Enjoying a vigorous social life and keeping active are crucial for the happiness of elderly persons. Moving to a nursing home enables elderly persons to focus their energies on their physical, social and spiritual well-being, knowing that their...

  • Quality, dignity and comfort

    One of Caremalta’s most cherished core values is quality, which equates dignity, comfort and satisfaction for the residents that Caremalta cares for. With over 1,200 older persons residing under its care and housed in one of the eight residences...

  • The challenge of dementia

    It is estimated that in Malta, 1.24 per cent of the population has dementia. Is an increase in those affected by this condition inevitable? If there is no cure, and I don’t see any in the foreseeable future, the number of individuals with dementia...

  • Independent ageing

    Growing older often creates a fear of becoming dependent on others. However, thanks to today’s technological advances, emCare has found a way to ensure that the elderly can feel as independent as ever, while also being provided optimum...

  • Everything you need for your wedding

    Everything you need for your wedding

    The Weddings Exhibition is the annual showcase which brings together all that goes into ensuring a fabulous big day celebration for couples, under one roof. The superb ambience which is generated and the verve with which it is organised belie the...

  • A unique venue

    A unique venue

    Tucked away in the heart of idyllic Buskett is one of Malta’s most unique, versatile and in demand venues: Chateau Buskett. Formerly Buskett Roadhouse, Chateau Buskett has undergone an extensive makeover and has been recently relaunched as an...

  • A brighter shade of pale

    A brighter shade of pale

    Something blue Bride: Amanda Gustafsson Colour of dress: Light blue with white details The wedding: Swedish-Maltese wedding in the middle of the forest in a small village in Sweden Date: May 25, 2013 Church: Torpa church, Sweden Reception venue: A...

  • The perfect setting

    The perfect setting

    Villa Mdina is the perfect place to celebrate your special occasion in style. This 400-year-old farmhouse, purchased by Busy Bee in 1988, has been converted into a traditional Maltese villa where the charm of the old meets the practicality of the...

  • We want moored

    We want moored

    Being marooned on a desert island is the kind of tune that would make it to our (warning: pun ahead) Desert Island Discs list. And yet, the dream of being stranded on a small tropical island with just palm trees and mysterious footprints for...

  • Queen of the Mediterranean

    Queen of the Mediterranean

    Costa Diadema is the new flagship of Costa Cruises. Launched a few days ago, theDiadema is calling at Valletta on its maiden voy-age today. Nicknamed the Regina del Mediterraneo (Queen of the Mediterranean), Costa Diadema is the ambassador of...

  • The best of the best

    The best of the best

    Do you remember that speech you gave at the office? Of course you do. And it was terrible. You had no control over your sweaty hands, which shook your notes like autumn leaves. Your mouth felt like one of those remote deserts where rain is a once...

  • A speech in time

    I Give It A Year When Danny, played by Stephen Merchant, gets up to give his best man’s speech, everyone expects the worst. And indeed, it is, especially when he describes the bride’s positive attributes: “She could easily be a model if it wasn’t...

  • A slice of happiness

    A slice of happiness

    When it comes to your wedding day, there are so many factors to consider to ensure that the event is as perfect as the one in your dreams. Will the weather be good, will the bridesmaids behave, and will the musician fluff his notes? And of course...

  • In our thoughts

    In our thoughts

    Do you remember your wedding day? Of course you do. There are constant reminders, from the ring on your finger to your wedding anniversary gifts. Every time you hear your song, you still relive the excitement of the big day. And if you need to jog...

  • Wedding notes

    Wedding notes

    We’ve all been there and done that: felt a hot tear trickling down our face to the notes of Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On (the shame, the shame), hummed to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, then gave an aged relative a new lease of life by taking her...

  • A versatile venue

    A versatile venue

    Formerly the summer residence of one of Malta’s leading 20th century industrialists, Chevalier Antonio Cassar Torregiani, The Villa is a fine example of Maltese architecture. Chev. Cassar Torregiani loved this location on the waters’ edge and...

  • A memorable event

    A memorable event

    The challenge for all brides and grooms is to have a wedding which makes a statement and which the couple and their guests will never forget. This is where db Catering and Events can help you create the wedding you want and which you and your...

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