Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
National Institute of Social Services for Retirees and Pensioners Argentina
The National Institute of Social Services for Retirees and Pensioners (INSSJP-PAMI) is the largest health insurer for elderly people of Latin America, providing social and healthcare services to over 5 million affiliates of Argentina and covering 76% of the elderly population nationwide. One of main assets of the Institute is its comprehensive view about care, integrating both social and healthcare services for the population in each of the programs implemented.
Since 2016, the INSSJP-PAMI, as articulator and coordinator of the Program of the World Health Organization at a national level, has been carrying out the following activities:
1) Technical assistance and advisory to the municipalities and cities that want to become Age-friendly. The INSSJP-PAMI is assisting those Argentine cities and municipalities that want to be age-friendly, throughout the different stages that make up the Program. Based on technical assistance, which combines face-to-face and field based methodologies, the INSSJP- PAMI aims for the technical teams of the municipalities that wish to become Age-friendly to acquire the precise tools for the correct implementation of the Project.
2) Creation and guidance of the Argentine Network of Age-friendly cities, which is the first in Latin America. This Network seeks to be a working space for all those cities and communities that want to promote age-friendly initiatives, the development of new strategies that foster healthy and active ageing, contributing to the wellbeing of the community.
3) Encourage cities of Argentina to join the Network. The INSSJP-PAMI promotes this Program, presenting the initiative to municipalities and cities, with the purpose of more cities and / or communities of Argentina to become part of this initiative.
As Network Affiliate and partner of the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities, the INSSJP-PAMI seeks to promote the age-friendly initiative in Argentina, as well as in Latin America, and inspire more cities and communities to become change agents, committed to work together and develop initiatives that are age-friendly.