Cuba Hosts International Colloquium of Gerontology

An International Colloquium on Gerontology has begun today in this capital with the attendance of representatives from 15 countries and regions to discuss the rights of senior citizens in the world.

Sponsored by the International Federation of Associations of the Elderly (FIAPA) and the Longevity, Health and Aging Research Center (CITED), the meeting will bring together delegates from France, Italy, Spain, China and Canada.

The event, scheduled until April 6th at the Pedagogical Conference Center in Cojimar, east of Havana, will analyze issues such as abuse, isolation, poverty, access to rights, training of senior citizens and caregivers.

Today's agenda includes the analysis of the situation of the elderly in Cuba and worldwide, as well as the struggle against their isolation and loneliness.

Four workshops will be also held on gerontological emergencies, caregivers, financial mistreatment and influences, as well as affectivity and sexuality.

As a collateral event, the delegates could carry out guided visits in this capital to the social project for adults over 60 at the Convent of Our Lady of Belen and the CITED.

FIAPA is a non-governmental organization founded in July 1981, with the aim of regrouping the associations of senior citizens of the world.

Source:  Prensa Latina

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