Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Alfândega da Fé Portugal
In April 2012 the Municipality of Alfândega da Fé joined the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. The purpose of this membership is fighting the social and personal isolation of older people. Young and old people interact conducting various activities including, ” Ballroom dancing ” ; Fashion Show “Fashion has no age ” among several examples. Sharing of activities resulted in the creation of an informal group of seniors that promotes and streamlines activities for seniors and are called “Young Once” . Thus, establishing a Senior University whose mission is valuing people over 50, through various activities such as fitness classes and mobility. These seniors also promote activities such as Grandparents Day, Senior Tourism, and Intergenerational Relations. It should be noted that the creation of a senior city council is proposed to be an advisory body to address the social and cultural problems of the elderly, improving their well-being and quality of life. Meet Our Seniors who Live Alone: The objective is to know the reality of our elderly, particularly those who are living alone. “Senior Volunteering”, provides support in the homes of elderly people living alone. These once a week visits to the elderly help in small tasks like paying bills amongst other things. The Mobile Health Unit moves in the Country with the aim of promoting health, outreaching to the elderly., improving the quality of life for seniors in an autonomous way and qualitatively positive. The Senior Sport aims to promote improvements in the quality of life of senior citizens of the county, through the practice of physical activity / Human Kinetics, creating a healthy lifestyle and facilitating the existence of positive social contexts. The Social Housing Support Fund is intended to establish minimum conditions of comfort and cleanliness in homes for the elderly. The Municipal Senior Card aims to provide the most disadvantaged population, support in different areas in terms of perks and benefits that provide better living conditions.