€400,000 investment announced by Almeria Council

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SUCCESS: Almeria’s ‘active ageing’ workshops proved a success last year.

ALMERIA’S Provincial Council will invest more than €400,000 in programmes aimed at elderly people this year.

The majority of the money will go towards supporting the region’s Home Help Service (SAD), which provides 3,000 people across 97 different municipalities with quality comprehensive care.

However, there are also a number of projects planned in the coming year in the hope of helping community participation.

One of which is the popular active ageing workshops, where basic aspects of life are addressed with activities aimed at working on psychology, health, education and physical exercise in the hope of avoiding social isolation.

Approximately 100 of the active ageing workshops are planned this year after they proved hugely successful in 2017.

Another initiative planned by the council is intergenerational workshops, which aim at promoting the transfer of knowledge and experiences.

The first ‘Intergenerational plenary session’ took place in November last year, and saw almost 200 people between the ages of 10 and 80 years old take part.

Deputy of Social Welfare, Angel Escobar, explained: “The commitment to our seniors will this year have a lot of strength because in addition to initiatives promoted by Social Welfare we do a transversal commitment, involving other areas such as Sports, Women and Family, to enrich their day-to-day activities that make them more active and help them feel fulfilled, cared for and cared for.”

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