Geriatric Conference - ‘Exploring the New Era of Ageing’

The first Active Ageing and Community Care Geriatric Conference:Exploring the New Era of Ageing’, will be held on the 25th of November 2022 at Excelsior Hotel, Floriana. Numerous specialists in the field of geriatrics will be presenting relevant data and locally held studies, with the aim to further educate formal caregivers on how to improve their care practices and attitudes in the clinical field. As preparations are on the way, we kindly invite you to register and reserve your place for this conference, by accessing the below link, scanning the QR Code, and referring to the programme.

Bookings will remain open till the 11th of November, 2022. For any inquiries, you can kindly contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 2278 8824. Once registered, kindly allow us to process your application and payment, and kindly contact us if you have not received a confirmation email with your ticket within a10 day period from registration. 

Registration fee: €50
Full-time registered students fee: €40

National Dementia Awards

On the 26th of August 2022, The Ministry for Active Ageing announced, the 3rd Edition of the National Dementia Awards to celebrate and thank the altruistic gestures and the monumental dedication and sacrifice undertaken by unsung heroes that work in every dementia caregiving sector; professionals, individuals, family members and organisations that work and care for people with dementia and their significant others. These awards also contribute towards creating more awareness on the condition amongst professionals and the public…

Elderly Services Application

Active Ageing and Community Care aims to promote active ageing and improved quality of life for elderly persons. The department provides different forms of support and healthcare services through user centred care provision focusing on tangible benefits and long term care sustainability. The department also provides community services as part of its commitment to continue to support elderly persons living in the community and postpone entry into long-term care.

Dementia Care at Home

This course is intended for family caregivers, relatives and friends of persons with dementia. The term “family caregiver” refers to those persons who care for relatives and their loved ones and are not formally paid for the service they render. Research has established that most care is provided by these family caregivers. One of the objectives of the Malta National Dementia Strategy 2013-2020, is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with dementia, their caregivers and family members. Get further information here.

iSupport for Dementia

iSupport is a self-help course, designed by the World Health Organisation, for carers of people with dementia, including family members, relatives and friends. This online educational programme is aimed for caregivers of persons with dementia and is currently available online for free. The course has 5 modules and takes approximately 7 hours to fully complete. Once enrolled in the course, carers can choose to work through all modules and lessons consecutively, or select the lessons that are the most relevant to their everyday lives. All lessons consist of brief readings, descriptive examples and several exercises. Carers receive feedback as they work through each exercise. Participants have to complete all modules, exercises, and the feedback survey to be issued a certificate of completion.

Guardianship Application

According to law (Article 189(3) of the Civil Code and Article 521 of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure), the request for Guardianship can be made by:

  • any person with a disability or mental disorder who wishes to have a Guardian appointed
  • spouses of persons with disability or mental disorder
  • relatives of persons with disability or mental disorder
  • the Attorney General, unless the demand is made by any other person

    A person may apply for Guardianship by downloading and filling in an application and Medical Report.

    Should you require assistance in understanding and completing the application form, please contact the Registrar of the Guardianship Board.

Programme of Activities for the Elderly

This programme of 8 sessions is aimed at those senior citizens who would like to meet other seniors, who would like to learn more about various subjects including Maltese History, and who would like to visit places of interest. Those senior citizens who are 60 years or older and who wish to participate in these activities are invited to apply online by clicking the button at the side. Interested parties can call on 21650940 for more information and assistance. Applications close a week before every activity.

*These activities are open to seniors living in Gozo and in the following regions in Malta: Harbour, Western, and the Southern Region.