Multiplier Event in San Sebastián, Spain
On October 31 our CDEA Centre, the Errotu company (architecture for the design of personalized therapeutic environments) and Hotel Advisor Consulting (management, marketing and hotel counselling) today organized a conference on Accessible Tourism in the CDEA facilities. The objective of the meeting was to share the good practices of the European TECHSenior “Technology for Assisting Seniors” to project (2017-2019) coordinated by SOSU Ostjilland, Denmark together with training centres in England, Belgium, Spain and Greece.
Technology for Assisting Seniors means technology to enable older people to engage actively in all aspects of community life and stay independent longer
During the day, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, Paloma Enríquez and Mª José Irastorza from CDEA took part; Guillaume Fontagné, from Hotel Advisor Consulting; Mª José Moreno, from Errotu; Asier Landa and Zuriñe de Anzola, from Bask for all («Tourism for all people»); Luis Casado, from the Iddeas Foundation for Inclusive Marketing; Graciela Imaz, from SECOT (Association of Seniors for Technical Cooperation); Koldo Aulestia, of AFAGI (Association of Relatives and Friends of People with Alzheimer’s and other dementias of Gipuzkoa); Norma Andrade, from ELKARTU (Coordinator of People with Physical Disability of Gipuzkoa); Xabier Eleizegi and Josu Maroto, from the Diputación de Gipuzkoa; Isabel Aguirrezabal, from the City Council of Donostia – San Sebastián; Fernando Soto, from the Zenit Hotel in San Sebastián, and Kino Martínez, from the Hospitality Association of San Sebastián.
Companies, institutions and associations have discussed the situation of Technologies for Assisting Seniors in Gipuzkoa and have concluded that, although the situation is much better than in other areas, there is still much to improve and to raise awareness and, also, it is necessary to give visibility to all those initiatives that are made and that are not reported. In addition, as Zuriñe de Anzola of Bask For All has pointed out, «many times, although the Administration puts measures in favour of Technologies for Assisting Seniors, still we have a long way to go.