The pandemic, even if it's hard to believe, has had some positive aspects. In addition to the fact that part of citizenship has recovered the importance of the collective, COVID-19 has made us aware that we need to place our elderly at the centre. Therefore, accompanying is an essential word. From Jovesólides we accompany older people as they grow old and accompany them in their learning. Finally: improving their quality of life and encourage their social inclusion. Because if we don't care for the people that used to look after us, we will turn into a hopelessly worse society.
In a world where the myth that young people take up a large space, as the organisation we claim that old age is a period of growth and personal development. We do this through ‘Personas mayores acompañadas’. This program is a service directed at facilitating information and training in the use of basic technology: providing personalised telephone support to older people in vulnerable situations; and assist in their daily training through a Whatsapp channel. The contents are designed to boost autonomy and wellbeing amongst elderly people.
This programme, whose development is completely free, can be applied with all services that it includes, or with only one of them.
Service 1- Assistence with TIC
Guidance and training service in the use of mobile phones, internet, for services that may be of interest for elderly people, as much at a practical level than an informative level.
Service 2- Accompaniment to avoid loneliness amongst elderly people.
Personal accompaniment through conversation, consultations, and time dedicated to 'listening' to elderly people who are potentially in a situation of loneliness.
Service 3- Broadcast channel: Whatsapp for leisure and training
Approaching content through mobile phones (via Whatsapp) that may be of interest for the older generation: leisure, learning, guidance, training...
Join the ‘Persona mayores acompañadas’ programme!
As a local council or social organisation, join through:
If you work in a local council, in the middle of older people, or in an organisation interested in developing this programme with the older generations, all you have to do is e-mail this address: email@example.com. In this matter, you have to place ‘Personas mayores acompañadas’. For organisations, we will contact you as soon as possible to offer you the information you need.
As a person interested in becoming a volunteer, join here:
Moreover, the programme is also possible thanks to an ample network of volunteers. If you want to train as a volunteer with elderly people, carrying out virtual and educational accompaniment, notify us of your interest through the job offer on HacesFalta.org. You will acquire new skills and will be part of a great team. The organisation will receive candidates until 15 October.
This programme is possible thanks to the financial support from the Consellería de Igualtat i Polítiques Inclusives in the framework of aid of general interest to meet social services with a designated 0.7% from personal income. tax in the Comunitat Valenciana.
You can follow all our current projects on social media using our hashtag #PersonasMayoresAcompañadas.