Almería Provincial Council has gone a step further in the celebration of Grandparents’ Day, which is commemorated every 26 July, with an activity that has reached nine municipalities in the province; Laroya, Fines, Antas, Vélez – Rubio, Alicún, Abla, Padules, Benizalón and the one in charge of closing this celebration, Dalías.
The activity, organised by the Provincial Institution for several municipalities, is part of the project ‘Weaving family ties’ of the ‘Families Reconnected 2.0′ programme promoted by the Provincial Council, with the aim of carrying out leisure activities and new family learning and activities that promote knowledge of the rural world and traditions. An example of the Diputación’s commitment to recovering and strengthening family relationships.
In this playful intergenerational workshop, the children became professional interviewers and the grandparents answered their grandchildren’s questions by telling them about their life experiences. In addition, young and old started to make a family album, which they launched with a joint photo of the celebration of Grandparents’ Day.
The Deputy for Equality and Family, Carmen Belén López, stressed that these activities have served “to highlight the role of grandparents in society, who still have much to contribute with their knowledge and life experience. The Diputación de Almería is committed to our elderly and we do so with a wide variety of activities throughout the year”.
On the other hand, the provincial deputy added that “more than 200 people from inland municipalities have participated in a fun activity that has been a success because in addition to having a good time, young and old have strengthened their relationship by interacting and learning from each other. For us this workshop has been very important, so we hope that next year it will reach more municipalities”.