Elio D’Orazio, Founder e First President
Philosopher, writer, trade unionist, musician by passion, Elio D’Orazio was certainly a brilliant and sharp mind, put at the service of the third sector in Italy and Europe.
Throughout his life, he was constantly committed, both culturally and politically, to the social sector and the protection of the third age through leadership positions in Italian professional and voluntary associations.
Engaged across borders as head of many European projects dedicated to the third age, Vice President of Age Platform from 2005 to 2008, he founded Senior International Health Association, together with the other members, as first President.
With the aim of uniting the elderly in Europe and beyond in a single voice for the protection of the right to health: improving the quality of care, health education, making social and health services accessible, efficient, effective, appropriate, making good use of resources are just an example of the initiatives carried out until his premature death.
With the memory and teachings of Elio, today we continue to work for the enhancement of older people in society, in the economy, in culture, in volunteering to seize the opportunity to give power and strength to the hundreds of thousands of older people willing to give their contribution to live better.