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Over 200 major will attend the second edition of the sporting event and entertainment "Senior Athletes" (24/04/2015)

They will test such as bowling, cone-rings, targets, soup of numbers, calculation, language, train passes-ball launch of water, recognition of songs, proverbs, volleyball.

Councilmember Policy Staff at the City of Lorca, Maria del Carmen Ruiz, has reported that on Wednesday 29th Sports Hall The malls will host the second meeting "Athletes Seniors", which will be present over 200 people over the different residences and day centers in our town under the patronage of La Caixa.

Note that this year will be the known pilot Moto 3 lorquino Juanfra Guevara who perform the kick off.

Jódar Ruiz explained that through socio-cultural program the Department of Social Policy Staff intend to develop projects and activities such as this, in which our elders are active participants, as one of the key objectives on which works part of this Council is to provide our major projects in which they develop an active, direct participation, responding to a social reality, as the group of older people should not be viewed solely as a passive recipient of the action administrations, but as active sector have much to contribute, fleeing from archaic stereotypes associated with their passivity and emphasis on functional dependency, rather than their potential.

The "Senior Athletes" activity provides an open experience to the reality of older people, convinced of the benefits of physical activity, coexistence and leisure bring to our health and self-esteem.

Thus arises to contribute to the maintenance of the physical and functional status of elderly health care centers in our town, while favoring tolerance and solidarity from the acceptance of diversity.

The mayor of the Mayor has also said that this program aims to create spaces of social, cultural and sporting field where our elders do not lose the prominence of enjoying an active aging on any parcel of our community.

Therefore we try to enhance their conditions appropriate events in our society which are the protagonists and adapting these activities to be inclusive, designed in accordance with the approach outlined from the participating entities.

Its main objectives are to facilitate inter-center relationship as a way to share experiences, build quality of life, well-being and personal satisfaction of our elders, maintain inclusive spaces for older dependents as well as facilitate communication and personal interaction with new people outside its center expanding their social relations among equals.

Different games and activities will be physical, sensory, cognitive and equipment.

This is evidence such as bowling, cone-rings, targets, soup of numbers, calculation, attention, language, train passes-ball water release, recognition of songs, proverbs, volleyball.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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