The Minister of Family and Equality of Opportunities, Violante Tomás, together with the mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jiménez, attended today the celebration of the Day of the Major, on the occasion of the festivity of San José, in the Social Center for the Elderly of the Institute Murciano Social Action (IMAS) of the aforementioned municipality.
The meeting, in which different activities took place, such as awards ceremony, a meal of coexistence and choral performances, was attended by more than 500 elderly people.
In the act, the counselor said that the budgets of the Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities in this year will allocate some 400,000 euros to care for the elderly of Mazarrón, which has 97 beneficiaries, among the places accredited in the Center of Day by the IMAS, the people active in the telecare service and home help services.
According to the councilor, "the objective of actions with older people is to improve their quality of life, proposing active aging programs, with special attention to vulnerable people." The program that IMAS offers in its centers includes workshops to promote health and well-being, personal development and life cycle, and training projects, social participation and volunteering. "
The Social Center for the Elderly of Mazarrón has also been included in the collaboration agreement recently signed by the Minister of Family and Equal Opportunities with the Banking Foundation 'La Caixa', to develop the program of care for the elderly in the Region and the momentum of active aging.
Through the agreement, these centers will host some 370 activities and workshops, which are expected to involve more than 3,500 adults.
The regional government promotes active and healthy aging, which promotes personal autonomy, integration and full participation, through the activities programmed in the 17 centers of its ownership, which have more than 100,000 members.
In this year, more than 350 workshops on gerontogimnasia, handicrafts, poetry, theater, intergenerational exchanges and painting, among others, are planned in these spaces.
In his speech, Violante Tomás said that "active aging is vital, the axis by which our work is governed and the way forward in everything that concerns the elderly."
The center of Mazarrón currently has 5,728 associates.
It has 20 workshops planned for this year, in which some 200 people are registered.
The cycles that are developed today are animation to reading, emotional health, nutrition, dressmaking, crafts, memory and writing, ballroom dancing, computer, yoga and pilates, among others.
The workshops that are developed in this social center for the elderly are directed and organized by volunteer monitors, who are users of it.