Toulouse: “You can also learn to defend yourself with a stick”

The essentials Increasingly independent, seniors also often feel insecure. To learn some basic gestures, turn to self-defense.

Madeleine is 91 years old. She has been living autonomously for a few months in the Girandières retirement home in Toulouse. “I didn’t feel safe at home alone,” she admits. I never hesitated to respond to inappropriate thoughts. No question of escaping in the event of an attack. It is my nature. I hit back with what I have on hand: my bag, a newspaper, …