Enjoy the experience: a program about senior volunteerin and active aging in rural environment – Andorra (Teruel)

Enjoy the experience: a program about senior volunteerin and active aging in rural environment – Andorra (Teruel)

Alloza, Margarita, Garcés, Meritxel, Lázaro, Ana, Quílez, Agustín, Sánchez, Teresa y Muñoz, María José

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Abstract:

A local program of Active Aging is described. For the aim achievement, leisure time activities are organized. This experience takes advantage of the synergies among several institutions. The used techniques have been designed from the eldest personal experiences. It is recognized inspiration in participative techniques but it is the professional team who lead and coordinate the activities. The role provided to the volunteers is definitively active because it is considered the key point to achieve a therapeutic leisure. The most of the arranged activities are intergenerational. Intergenerational activities are considered as very suitable for eldest activation.

Keywords: Active, Aging-Senior, volunteering-Participative, methodology-Intergenerational, Program-Networking

Resumen:

Se describe un programa de envejecimiento activo local que emplea actividades de tiempo libre para lograr sus objetivos. Aprovecha las sinergias entre varias entidades. Las técnicas empleadas parten de la idea de dar valor a la experiencia personal de los voluntarios. Se reconoce inspiración en técnicas participativas pero es un equipo técnico quien diseña y coordina las actividades. Se proporciona a la persona mayor participante un rol activo puesto que se considera clave para el logro de un ocio terapéutico. Gran parte de las actividades son intergeneracionales.

Palabras clave: Envejecimiento activo, Programa intergeneracional, Trabajo en red, Metodología participativa, Voluntariado senior

Article info:

Received: 8/07/2018 / Received in revised form: 22/06/2019
Accepted: 08/07/2019 / Published online: 29/07/2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.18.2

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Alloza, Margarita, Garcés, Meritxel, Lázaro, Ana, Quílez, Agustín, Sánchez, Teresa y Muñoz, María José. "Enjoy the experience: a program about senior volunteerin and active aging in rural environment – Andorra (Teruel)", Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences, 2019, July, n. 18, pp. 21-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.18.2

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Title: "Enjoy the experience: a program about senior volunteerin and active aging in rural environment – Andorra (Teruel)"
Author: Alloza, Margarita, Garcés, Meritxel, Lázaro, Ana, Quílez, Agustín, Sánchez, Teresa y Muñoz, María José
University: Asamblea Comarca de Cruz Roja en Andorra-Sierra de Arcos, Hogar del Pensionista del Instituto Aragonés de Servicios Sociales, Comarca de Andorra-Sierra de Arcos, Centro de Educación de Adultos de Andorra & Residencia Municipal de Andorra
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Pages: "21-35"
Date: 2019, July
URL: http://www.comunitania.com/margarita-alloza-meritxel-garces-ana-lazaro-agustin-quilez-teresa-sanchez-maria-jose-munoz-enjoy-the-experience-a-program-about-senior-volunteerin-and-active-aging-in-rural-environment-andorra-teruel/
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.18.2
Magazine: Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences
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Alloza, Margarita, Garcés, Meritxel, Lázaro, Ana, Quílez, Agustín, Sánchez, Teresa y Muñoz, María José. "Enjoy the experience: a program about senior volunteerin and active aging in rural environment – Andorra (Teruel)", Comunitania, International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences, 2019, July, n. 18, pp. 21-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/comunitania.18.2