from ONE

Pensioners in Crisis
by Gayane Abrahamyan with photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From ONE magazine January 2008)
A growing number of Armenia’s elderly are poor and alone

Human Touch Offers Pensioners Respite
by Natalia Antelava
photographs by Dima Chikvaidze
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
Elderly are hit the hardest by poverty in post-Soviet Georgia

A Recipe for Christian Sharing
by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
A meal program in Lebanon caters to the land’s displaced elderly.

God’s Work in Kerala: Caring for the Aged
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
India’s Nirmala Dasi Sisters persevere in their work with elderly.

Penniless, Bruised and Sick
story and photographs by Molly Corso
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
A network of Catholic clinics fills Georgia’s health care gap

What’s Next for Ukraine’s Villages?
text by Mariya Tytarenko
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
Memories and traditions fade in Ukraine’s heartland

Fearless Grace
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2010)
The Deivadan Sisters shelter Kerala’s abandoned

Redefining Retirement
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
Kerala’s priests carry on

Jerusalem’s Good Samaritans
by Hanne Foighel with photographs by J Carrier
(From ONE magazine November 2009)
The elderly of the Old City do not walk alone

Lebanon’s Own Shangri-la
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)
A haven for the elderly in Lebanon celebrates joie de vivre.

Aladdin’s Cave at Abu Dis
by Teresa Breen
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
The elderly in the Holy Land treasure the home called Abu Dis.

Old Age in the Near East
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
Reflections on the older generations of the Holy Land.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Helping Hand
Aida Yassi, a resident of the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, shows pictures of her creations from an album that spans her entire career. (photo: J Carrier)

Picture of the Day: A Community Behind Them
Anna Valavanal (left) and her sister, Irin, visit the Deivadan sisters and residents in Thankamany. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Up on the Roof
The rooftop prayer service at the Good Samaritan Center in Jerusalem's Old City.

Picture of the Day: Growing Old in Armenia
An elderly Armenian tends his flock. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Where Help is on the Menu
In this photo taken in 2003, a woman eats at a soup kitchen run by Caritas Georgia, a social service agency of the Catholic Church in Tbilisi, Georgia. (photo: Dima Chikvaidze)

Picture of the Day: A Lifeline to Armenia
Nikolay Vakulin and Melkonian Haykaz exercise in the yard of the shelter for elders run by Caritas Austria. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Two Generations, Growing Together
Two generations in western Ukraine work together to harvest one of fall's most beloved crops. (photo: Petro Didula)

Picture of the Day: The Golden Years
Retired priests at St. Joseph’s Home in Chalakudy make time for recreational activities. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: “They Forgot About Us”
An elderly refugee from Azerbaijan languishes in an unsanitary government housing project. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Learning to Serve
Anna Valavanal (left) and her sister, Irin, visit the Deivadan sisters and residents in Thankamany. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Journey Through the South Caucasus:
Visiting the Heights of History

CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

Picture of the Day: Hope in Hand
In Kerala, an elderly resident of St. Athony's House of Refuge recovers from an illness. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: “They Forget About Us”
An elderly refugee from Azerbaijan sits in an unsanitary government housing project. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

You Are There: A Video Visit to Armenia and Georgia
Michael La Civita and Thomas Varghese discuss their visit to Armenia and Georgia.

Picture of the Day:
“Confronting the Poverty of Our Brothers and Sisters”

In this image from 2010, Sister Shubba Poovattil visits with an elderly resident in Malayatoor, India, at a home devoted to caring for the “poorest of the poor.”

Summer Edition of ONE Is Here!
The summer edition of ONE is now online and will be hitting mailboxes in short order!

A Family of Their Own
Five days a week, 40 senior citizens come to the Harmony Center to eat, browse and socialize in warmth and safety. (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: A Local Expression
Antonina Harutinian sits in her domik home in, Gyumri, Armenia. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: A Stroll in the Fresh Air
Residents of the St. Ann Nursing Home in northeastern Hungary, which opened its doors in 1997, go for a walk together. (photo: Tivadar Domaniczky)

Picture of the Day: Hunger for Dignity
In this image from 2003, pensioner Lury Merkvilashvili, 79, savors his only daily meal, thanks to Caritas Georgia.

Picture of the Day: Warmth and Recreation
Ivlita Kuchaidze enjoys the simple pleasure of reading in a warm environment at the Caritas Georgia Harmony Day Center. (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: Melody in Harmony
A Georgian woman plays piano in the Harmony Center in Tbilisi.

Picture of the Day: Where Home Is a Shipping Container
Armenian octogenarian Marjik lives with her son in a converted shipping container in Artashat, Armenia. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: The Dance of Life
Students join hands to perform the dabke, a folk dance native to the Levant, at the Father Roberts Institute for Deaf Children north of Beirut. (photo: Don Duncan)

Picture of the Day: Signs of Progress
Students conduct class in sign language at the Father Roberts Institute for Deaf Children, north of Beirut. (photo: Don Duncan)

Picture of the Day: A Healthy Rapport
A patient chats with staff at Our Lady’s Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Lebanon. (photo: Don Duncan)