Good Practices for Active and Healthy Aging were under discussion at UAlg

The Meeting was attended by around 160 participants from all municipalities in the region.

The 18st Best Practices Meeting for Active and Healthy Aging in the Algarve Region took place on XNUMX March, in the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Grand Auditorium, on the Gambelas Campus of the University of Algarve.

The initiative was promoted by Algarve Active Aging A3 with a view to disseminating the best practices in the Algarve in the context of active and healthy aging, encouraging debate in the search for better solutions and approaches to improve the quality of life of the senior population.

Algarve Active Aging – A3 arises from a consortium created between the University of Algarve and CCDR Algarve, being promoted by ABC. It is an ecosystem that brings together more than 80 organizations from the perspective of the quadruple helix: academia, governance, companies and civil society. These entities work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions, promoting active aging and increasing the number of years of healthy life, with an impact on the population of the Algarve region.



At this event, the best applications for the 2022 Algarve Active Aging – A3 Best Practices Award were presented, an initiative launched by the Program for a Longelife Society (PSL), in partnership with the Reference Site Algarve Active Aging, the Regional Coordination and Development Commission of the Algarve, the Centro Académico Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC) and the University of Algarve.

The Award arises in response to several objectives proposed in the PSL project activities, aligned with the objectives of the Algarve Active Aging – A3 consortium, as a catalyst for the creation of positive synergies between the various regional partners, with the objective of establishing a comprehensive and based approach. in innovation for active and healthy aging in the Algarve.

55 good practices were submitted by promoters and co-promoters from the 16 municipalities in the Algarve, distributed among the four categories in the competition: Health (21 applications), Inclusive Territory (9 applications), Cohesion and Social Participation (21 Applications) and Gray Economy (4 applications) .

The 55 good practices are implemented in the region by 167 partners and promoters.

In the “Health” category, the good practice “Rehabilitate for Life” was selected (promoters: Tavira Humanitarian Center of the Portuguese Red Cross, Tavira City Council, Castro Marim City Council, Alcoutim City Council; NOS, Samsung, Rotary Club Tavira and Portugal Inovação Social, co-financed: CRESCAlgarve2020, European Social Fund).



In the “Inclusive Territory” category, the “+Next” project was selected (promoters: Tavira Humanitarian Center of the Portuguese Red Cross, Alcoutim City Council and Ministry of Internal Administration).

In the “Cohesion and Social Participation” category, the winning best practice was the “Aldeia dos Saberes e dos Afetos” (promoters: Center for Animation and Community Support of the Parish of Alte, Parish Council of Alte, Loulé City Council, Professional School of Alte, Horta Figueiredo Pharmacy).

In the category “Economia Grisalha” the best practice selected was the “Oficina Móvel Loulé Senior – A Câmara Closer do Cidadão”, (promoters: Câmara Municipal de Loulé, parish councils in the territory (Almancil, Alte, Ameixial, Salir, Boliqueime, Quarteira, S. Clemente, S. Sebastião and the union of parishes Querença, Tôr and Benafim).

The Meeting was attended by around 160 participants from all municipalities in the region, who elected the best best practice by category. Throughout the day, all the best practices in the competition that did not make it to the final were on display, in order to promote an exchange of experiences between institutions and municipalities in the region.

Within the scope of the event, the winners of the Photo Contest “Healthy and Active Aging for Longevity and Autonomous Life” were also announced.

The 10 best photographs will be part of the photography exhibition “Healthy and Active Aging for Longevity and Autonomous Life”, which will open at the University of Algarve, then go on to the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, to the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism and , finally, for CCDR Algarve.