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The seniors of the day center learn to improve their road safety while still being active (16/10/2019)

Road Education is leading this week in Mazarrón.

After the presentation to schools, institutes and AMPAS of the municipality of the 'STARS Project' and 'Game of the Snake' of the General Directorate of Traffic, this morning the Murcia Provincial Headquarters has offered a talk to more than fifty users of the Elderly Day Center aimed at improving their road safety and without losing their autonomy.

The mayor of Mazarrón, Gaspar Miras, and the first deputy mayor, Ginés Campillo, accompanied by the coordinators of Road Education of the aforementioned Jefatura, María Úbeda and Berta Cabero, of the director of the Center for Older People's Day, Bartolomé Madrid, and Local Police agents, Alberto Zomeño and Magdalena Valverde, have welcomed attendees to the talk that was repeated a few hours later at the Center for the Elderly of Puerto de Mazarrón.

As one of the coordinators, María Úbeda, explained, "this activity consists mainly of the elderly the difficulties that may be presented to the elderly when traveling as drivers, travelers and especially as pedestrians."

Úbeda stressed that "prevention is being affected, the elderly being one of the most vulnerable groups due to the difficulties they face, such as loss of vision, hearing and mobility."

In this regard, the coordinator has added that "they are given all kinds of advice, mainly what are their limitations and, from there, that they move freely but surely. That they be active but safely."

The mayor of Mazarrón, Gaspar Miras, has been very satisfied with the high attendance at the talk and has transferred to the elderly "the need that in addition to learning, it is always important to continue learning, you are also transmitters of your knowledge to the youngest, to your grandchildren, so that from a young age they learn the importance of road safety. "

A few words that have been endorsed by the first deputy mayor, Ginés Campillo, because "you always have to learn and transmit knowledge" and has given "congratulations on the initiative to the director of the center, Bartolomé Madrid, and the president of the Participation Council , Ginés Blaya, who is actively collaborating with activities like this will be the first of many that are scheduled. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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