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Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

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Institutions for the elderly and disabled

Institutions and relief for the elderly

Institutions for the elderly and disabledIncreasingly significant are the activities of relief for the elderly. The Order of Malta directs numerous specialised centres for old people in England, Germany, Spain, Austria, the United States, Chile and Mexico. In various countries there is a variety of services to make life at home easier for old people.

This includes providing meals on wheels, transport services, visiting services, shopping help and the operation of emergency call systems.


Institutions and services for the disabled

In France the Order of Malta maintains nine specialised medical centres for the disabled. There are also centres for the disabled in Hungary, Poland, Lebanon, Ecuador and the United States. In Ireland, the Order offers a wide range of services for people with physical and intellectual disabilities, including targeted rehabilitation and training pathways, computer courses as well as holiday packages with educational activities. In addition, the Order’s Associations carry out many other activities for disabled people, including running yearly pilgrimages to Lourdes and to other pilgrimage sites.

Every year for the past 29 years the Order has organised an international summer camp in Europe for the young disabled, as well as running at national level annual camps in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Macedonia,  Hungary, Romania, Switzerland and Lebanon.

 Institutions for the elderly and disabledInstitutions for the elderly and disabled