Marina Polycarpou is the Managing Director at Materia Group, a care, nursing and rehabilitation service provider in Nicosia, Cyprus. Marina’s background is in Gerontology and Psychology, and her passion is working towards an Active, Empowered Older Generation in Cyprus, with lots of options for Care, Housing, Hobbies, and Life Fulfillment Opportunities..

As a key actor in the care provision of older people in Nicosia, Marina Polycarpou shared her opinion on how important it is to address frailty as early as possible and how the EU FrailSafe System could be useful to care providers. According to her, being able to monitor one’s health and prevent adverse events can help people live independently as long as possible. As a care provider, if they are able to use such a system and do some prevention, it would delay the onset of frailty among her clients. This would mean that she can assist her clients for a longer period of time in their own homes. It also means that it delays the time when more invasive interventions would be needed.