Our society is an ageing one. According to the 2011 year EU census, the ratio of the 65+ citizens is 17% and this ratio will be 29.9% by the year 2050 (Ageing world 2015 study). This situation means a huge challenge to society and to the social care system too.
Elderly people easily lose their quality of life, can cope harder with everyday challenges and also can lose their personal autonomy as they rely on the help of other people to secure their everyday needs.
Also, a big issue is the lack of personal connections, interactions. Elderly people often have problems with traveling and in a longer term it can lead to the loss of friends.
These people are important members of our society. They gained valuable experiences in their work, part-time activities, they were attendants of many interesting or important historical events and it would be a great loss if these experiences and memories would disappear with their owners.