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CON MAYOR CUIDADO, AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE A HEALTHY AGEING

"Con mayor cuidado" is the title of the Campaign which will be presented next 20th of January in the Auditorium (Paraninfo) of the University of Alicante with the aim of preventing accidents in the home. The act, although mainly pedagogical and outreach, is based in a reality in which an old person presents and interacts with a variety of situations.

For a healthy ageing could be the sentence which sums up the spirit of this activity which is aimed to encourage the education in health and to promote an active and healthy ageing in old people as a way to eradicate social exclusion, to contribute to the autonomy of elderly people and to avoid unnecessary deterioration. The act is addressed to old people and their families, as well as to professionals of any branch linked to the health sector in this population group. Both the professionals and all other attendants will receive some materials adapted to their necessities, with the keys of a healthy ageing, the results of the last researches in this sphere, materials, tools and useful advices which are easy to apply.

The act is organized by FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE, the Permanent University of the University of Alicante, the Municipal Culture Board, the Pharmaceutical Association of Alicante, as well as the Town Halls and University Venues which collaborate with the University of Alicante and with its Senior Program through the Permanent University. The celebration of this campaign in Alicante is framed in the commemorative acts of the tenth anniversary of the UPUA whose motto "A university for all ages and open to the citizenship" shines these days stronger than ever.

The activity, which will start at 11.30, will have the participation of the vice-president of Extracurricular Activities, Josefina Bueno, the General Director of the Instituto de Prevención, Salud y Medio Ambiente of the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE, Antonio Guzmán, the town councillor of Health of the Town Hall of Alicante, Mª Carmen Román, the president of the Students and Ex Students of the UPUA, María Luisa Mataix and the director of the Permanent University, Concha Bru.

The entrance to the act is free and limited to the capacity of the Auditorium. The attendants who come with the invitation card will get some bags with the campaign materials.

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