Centro In Domo Nostra (CIDN) is a 2 year pilot project (2012-14) run in Setúbal by Envelhecer com Prazer that promotes group activities through a conference call system for people who are 60+ and have mobility difficulties or are temporarily homebound. It is the first implementation in Europe of the Senior Center Without Walls that is already operating in Oakland, USA.
The programme has a toll-free number and participants can join in activities by dialing from a landline or cell phone. Specifically, each group holds 3 to 8 people who meet through the telephone every week and talk about topics that are of their common interest, lead by a moderator who introduces the subject matter.
A good practices guide and a video to share the procedures and initial results of project’s implementation is currently under preparation. The guide is aimed at professionals interested in the independent living field. The video will be used to publicize CIDN to future participants and their familities, and both information elements will be completed by the end of 2012.
Envelhecer Com Prazer |
Envelhecer com Prazer (Ageing with Pleasure) promotes active ageing and intergenerational solidarity through programs for and by seniors. EcP programmes are being developed since its foundation in 2008 and they are mainly focused on community interventions in straight collaboration with other organizations.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation|
Portugal Telecom Foundation
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