DREAMING brings together a set of services which, packaged together, allow extending the independent life of elderly people while providing them with an equivalent level of safety as that they would enjoy in a protected environment such as an elderly home, and offering them a way of staying in touch with their loved ones even when the latter are away. In addition, the DREAMING services facilitate the management of chronic conditions in a home setting reducing the need to use the expenses resources of acute hospitals to a bare minimum. Dreaming is a project financed by the EU's ICT Policy Support Programme.