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Senior Academy

1. Name of the practice

Senior Academy

2. City

FELGUEIRAS (PORTUGAL)

3. Years in operation

2023 –

4. Objectives

To provide an active aging and to delay the institutionalization of old people in health and social centers

5. Description - overwiew

Senior Academy is a program designed to provide training to senior people in subjects such as Philosophy, Sports, Boccia, English, Knitting, Theatre, Music, Embroidery, Alternative Therapies, Chess, IT

6. Field of application

-Services

-Health

7. Target

Grandparents

8. Budget

30 000€

9 Evaluation - impact - outcomes

In just 1 year, we have 60 people attending the classes and we’ll have to open more subjects in order to answer all the demand. Families also report that their parents and grandparents are more independent, happier and more focused. Some of the people say: “It was the best thing that happened to me because I used to lay down on my sofa and cry all the afternoon”; other one said: “I never thought that I would learn how to play drums at 70 and be so happy!”