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Portuguese City Offers Summer Recreation for Seniors

This initiative assists 800 elderly subjects that attend 21 nonprofit senior institutions from the city of Matosinhos

By Joana Carvalho, Portugal

 



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The Senior Olympics is a collective project built upon the collaboration between four municipalities of Algarve in South Portugal.


The City Hall of Matosinhos promotes during the month of July the Senior Bathing Colonies, which involve different recreational games for residents of care-homes and institutions of Matosinhos.

 

This initiative assists 800 elderly subjects that attend 21 nonprofit senior institutions from the city of Matosinhos and were performed in two different periods: July 5-16 and July 19-30. On the last day, “Beach Games” involved numerous activities involving physical education. The mayor, Dr. Guilherme Pinto, and the vive-mayor, Dr. Nuno Oliveira, participated in the closing ceremony. The activities were run by professional physical education teachers.

 

The autarchy states that these two weeks in the beach are a privileged moment for the socialization and physical well-being of institutionalized older people.

Institutions participating in the Bathing Colonies:

 

Participants in the Bathing Colonies

1º. Shift: 05/07 a 16/07

2º. Shift: 19/07 a 30/07

Institutions

Participants

 

Institutions

Participants

 

CIVAS

70

 

Lar de Sant’Ana

30

 

CCSSGuifões

55

 

Lar do Comércio

60

 

ATI

40

 

ASDGuifões

60

 

CSPPLégua

40

 

ABÁgape

27

 

AASPerafita

15

 

CCD3ISCBispo

50

 

CC3IJMatosinhos

40

 

CSPSCBispo

25

 

CSLBalio

40

 

CSPPÂFPinto

40

 

CSPadre Ramos

40

 

AAALPalmeira

35

 

CATI

50

 

CSCCustóias

50

 

Betesda

20

 

ISCMBJMatosinhos

23

 
 

APAM

30

 

Total

410

 

Total

430

 



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