Adding life to years
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Summary

The purpose is to offer the opportunity to older people to get to know sectors of patrimonial, tourist and cultural interest in Viña del Mar. With this we contribute to people’s sense of belonging to their city. They are Guided Walks through two representative sectors of the city: Quinta Vergara Park and Coastal Border. They are free activities and access to them by registration. Coordinating the activity are qualified personnel of the municipality’s Department of Tourism with training in the treatment of people with disabilities . At the end of the program, participants are recognized as “Hosts of the City”.

Key facts

Main target group: Both younger and older people (i.e. intergenerational)

Other target group(s): The activity is fundamentally aimed at people with some degree of disability, of any age.

Sector(s): Education, Information and communication

Other sector(s): Tourism and Heritage

Desired outcome for older people:
Learn, grow and make decisions

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Accessibility
  • Healthy behaviours (e.g. physical activity)
  • Intergenerational activities
  • Inclusion
  • Participation

Contact details

Name: Maria Soledad Vera Porzio

Email address: solvera@vinadelmarchile.cl


Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community

Project lead: Local authorities

Others involved in the project:
  • Civil Society Organisation
  • Older People’s Association
  • Social or health care provider

How collaboration worked: This practice is strengthened with the participation of public and private organizations whose members benefit from it, such as the Municipal Corporation through its Health area (Older Adults), Associations of Disabled People, Schools and Universities

Older people’s involvement: Older people helped to implement the age-friendly practice

Moving forward

Has the impact of this age-friendly practice been analysed: No

Do you plan to evaluate your age-friendly practice? Yes

Feedback:
our target group is the one who most motivates us to make improvements to the program

Expansion plans:
An attempt will be made to apply this practice to other sectors of tourist/heritage interest in the city, when compatible accessibility is available.

Looking back

Reflections:
We have been improving the activity in various aspects. The guide team has been prepared with courses in first aid, sign language, heritage history of the city, management of people with disabilities, among others. In 2018 we have obtained a Recognition Award for Good Practices awarded by the AMUCH, Association of Municipalities of Chile.

Challenges:
Communication and promotion of the practice towards the target groups must be strengthened since we lacked the use of adequate networks.

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