The councillor for Social Rights, Estíbaliz Masegosa and the manager of AFAL Cartagena y Comarca, Raúl Nieto, this morning presented the Gerontogimnasia Terapeútica workshops which will be held in the municipal centres for the elderly in Santiago de la Ribera and El Mirador from 13 November until April 2022.
The workshops are aimed at any user of the senior citizens’ centres as they are preventive in nature, although a prior assessment will be made of those interested in order to detect their individual needs. The classes, with small groups, will be given by a specialised physiotherapist and will be held weekly in each centre, with one or more sessions depending on the groups that have been formed in each one.
The Therapeutic Gerontogimanasia workshop, which aims to care and training for the promotion of active ageing and integration with the natural environment, is carried out by AFAL Cartagena and Region with the collaboration of the City Council of San Javier, through a youth guarantee program subsidized by the Regional Employment and Training Service (SEF).
The Councillor for Social Rights, Estíbaliz Masegosa thanked the work of AFAL in the municipality where it has a municipal headquarters for the care of people affected by Alzheimer’s and invited the elderly to sign up for this workshop “which in addition to improving their physical condition will provide them with a meeting place and a reason to leave home and reactivate after a very difficult time”.
Estíbaliz Masegosa took the opportunity to invite the elderly of the municipality to attend on Thursday 28 October at 17:30 to the new meeting of the Meeting Point Network to be held in the pine forest of Roda. In this new call to the elderly of the municipality will be held a demonstration of the gerontogymnastics workshop presented today so that attendees can learn more about it. The activity that was born in the Laboratory of Ideas to provide the elderly with a tool to socialise, get out of the house and take advantage of the open air in the parks of the municipality, will include other activities such as a theatrical performance with the San Javier theatre group and a snack for attendees.