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Can a scar be beautiful?

Can a scar be beautiful?Cheryl Gilmore, daughter of an American father and proud Portugeuse mother, moved here from Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Ron four years ago. her story is one that will inspire others.

When my husband and I retired and moved to the Algarve a few years ago, I made a silent vow that I’d have a simpler life and live free of my dependency on designer names, magic potions and anti-aging creams. I wasn’t going to let the media or society steal my joy of growing old gracefully! I was even going to push away from my television and opt for warm, breeze-filled days on the beach or hours planting in my garden. I was going to learn to like myself as I was, and I actually looked forward to it!


Corona virus - getting help1. Symptoms - when to Stay at Home
2. When to call SNS 24 on 808 24 24 24
3. How to contact the Portuguese national health service
4. Preventive Steps

 GETTING HELP -  Updated information is now available from DGS, and can be read in English at the Safe Communities Portugal website HERE.


Movement Beyond Fifty Workshop

Joel Fernandes, Physiotherapist & Personal Trainer

Last month, Joel Fernandes, Physiotherapist & Personal Trainer, ran a workshop for eight APAA supporters.  Participants worked on mastering their breathing, the ability to move on the floor and the capability of getting up and lying down on the floor as a way of improving  their mobility, stability, coordination, endurance, and strength.

Everyday Habits That Are Bad for the Ageing Adult

Everyday Habits That Are Bad for the Ageing AdultWe all engage in everyday activities that might not be the best for our health. But as aging adults, we want to optimize our health in every way, shape and form. Simple bad habits can alter our physical, and mental health, and can worsen conditions overtime. If you are looking to re-evaluate your daily behavior to be the healthiest version of yourself, here are some examples of bad habits to avoid. 

Safe Communities establishes portal to keep track of the Coronavirus

Safe Communities establishes portal to keep track of the CoronavirusAlthough Portugal to date has been spared from the new Coronavirus, it is important to keep up to date with the development of the new coronavirus with accurate information from official sources. This is especially so for those planning to travel.

There are unfortunately many myths and misinformation around, so it is essential to focus on what is accurate, rather than that which is not.

6000 km, 9 months, 3 countries - raising awareness of Fibromyalgia

6000 km, 9 months, 3 countries - raising awareness of FibromyalgiaThis month, 35 year-old French woman Violette Duval, is walking six thousand kilometres, from France to the Algarve, in order to show that despite her pain, she possesses the strength and endurance required to raise awareness of her condition. She is suffers from Fibromyalgia, and through her journey she wants to alert the world to her disease, characterized by constant pain throughout most of her body.

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