The mayor of Santander and the Popular Party (PP) candidate for re-election, Gemma Igual, has promised to develop a strategic plan I for the elderly, which will include a plan against unwanted loneliness and isolation of the elderly with concrete actions . Promoting social participation and avoiding situations of vulnerability.
This is one of the most important measures of the electoral program of the PP of Santander to improve the welfare and quality of life of the elderly, a “priority” area to which will also be directed the creation of the Office for the Elderly, available to the City Council. In favor of special attention and adaptation of all programs and services to this segment of the population, the PP has indicated in a press release.
He also recalled that more than 34,000 people over the age of 70 live in Santander and the PP is going to bet on developing a city council for the elderly, where they feel represented and have a say in social life and municipal politics. Participants can participate, and discuss the main actions to be developed to promote active aging, taking advantage of their life experience.
At the same time, home care and care services will be increased, as well as the location and hours of home care service and city and urban furniture will be adapted to guarantee greater sustainability of the elderly in their environment. Elderly, so that they can enjoy public places more easily and comfortably while responding to their needs.
The mayor has indicated that the improvement of Finca Altamira will be completed and leisure activities and free time for the elderly will be increased to make it a reference place.
Another big bet for the next legislature will be the generation of activities and intergenerational rendezvous that pursue a dual purpose, to fight unwanted loneliness, and to provide young people and adults with values, experiences, principles and customs. of our elders to encourage learning.