Archive for September 2012

Professor Emrito

Without forgetting the ghost new families in whom one does not have the people majors they relegate and them to the action of the State, or altruistic institutions. They park them after to have stopped being considered like productive. The demographic changes as well as the own one profile of the people majors of the 21st century advises a reframing on two basic questions: the threshold from which we began to consider major to a person and the possibility of making flexible the official age of retirement. The conclusions of these Days affirm that it is precise to harness a well-being model that constructs to independence between our majors, leaving the idea of oldness like deficit and fortifying the idea of the oldness like opportunity. One treats, to harness integration policies, that abran participating spaces and favor inclusive activities, incorporating the authentic concept of active aging that the World-wide Organization of the Health established in 2002. The participation in social, cultural, sport activities and of social voluntary military service contributes to maintain the subjective well-being between the majors; being essential to offer the possibility to them of taking active part where their needs are identified and they adopt there decisions that concern to them.

The people majors, employees or no, are before nothing citizen, with rights, obligations, capacity of decision and right to be the protagonists of its own oldness. For that reason, at the time of planning and programming, as much the Administration as the organizations of the civil society that are implied in their support and attention, must deliver an attack to listen and take care of what the own majors express between their desires, needs and preferences. The programs of education with people majors must start off what the majors already know and interests to them. To learn aid to the people majors to complete its vital project, reinforcing the commitment with the life that previously was had. The mental activity, the programs of healthful physical exercise; good habits of health and nutrition, a suitable network of satisfactory social relations, the corresponding self-esteem and certain level of social commitment are good elements of the healthful aging that all we wished. Without forgetting the utility the Centers of Majors and the methodologies that favor the transversality and the intergeneracionalidad, by the positives effects of both since the aging includes very diverse fields (social, sanitary, cultural, city-planning, environmental, security) and defends a society for all the ages. So that nobody can get to feel like a boy, locked up in an aged body, and that asks with terror and disagreement, What has happened? . Jose Carlos Garci’a Fajardo Professor Emrito of the University of Alcala of Madrid (UCM) Director of the CCS fajardoccs@ solidarios.org.