People Behind is a non-profit organization that aims to keep people 65+ active.
It was founded in 2017 by two friends, Maria Asteriou and Maria Iliopoulou.
The springboard has been the personal experiences they both had:
the elderly members of their families, after retirement, were left “disarmed”
in front of the TV, with no properly organized and high-standard
alternatives for activation and socialization, struggling to survive
in a society that excludes elderly from the modern world.
A society made not for all ages,
with 30% of population being 65+ years old though.
Very soon Maria & Maria realized that the problem they were facing in their families, was -actually- a global challenge.
Both society and the state do not promote integration and equal treatment.
Elderly people remain inactive, unable to share their knowledge, skills and experience, staying apart from the modern way of living.
People Behind strives to create a societiy for all ages,
following the EU directions goals for Healthy and Active Aging.
Together with our beneficiaries we create a world of greater solidarity and cooperation between generations and within them, a world that does not discriminate or consider people of "second class" ,
but offers equal opportunities to all.
A world where no one is left behind.
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