'To grow old with dignity', by Alejandro Hernández Blanco


Name of the University Program for Older Adults: Permanent University

University that organizes the Program: University of Alicante

Date: Wednesday 18th of April, at 20.15


Sala Miguel Hernández, Sede Ciudad de Alicante

Avda. Doctor Ramón y Cajal, 4 - 03001 Alicante

Phone: +34 965 14 53 33, +34 965 14 59 81 and Fax: +34 965 14 59 89

e-mail: upua.sede@ua.es


The Permanent University together with the Students and Alumni of the Permanent University Association have been working hard in this direction for more than a decade. We have been working non-stop both in the training field and in activities for the personal development, the promotion of active citizenship and the reduction of dependence. In the European Year we want to join the iniciative of creating a conscience on the different problems, the better ways of dealing with them and the opportunities of personal development that the older adults have in a society for all ages.

To reach this purpose we are going to promote different activities collaborating with institutions, professional groups and associations, all this managed by the Vicerrectorado de Extensión Universitaria. Today we present a series of conferences that under the title CONFERENCES OF ACTIVE AGING, PROMOTION OF THE CULTURE AND THE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, show us the concerns and contributions of different authors that have been part of the Permanent University of the University of Alicante, and it is a proof of active aging itself .


Conferences of Active Aging, Promotion of the Culture and Personal Development

'To grow old with dignity', by Alejandro Hernández Blanco

The Franco-German philosopher Albert Schweitzer said: "Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkle the soul". And, yes, we agree, but at this debate-conference what we intend to discuss is that 'crazy enthusiasm' that many older adults experience when they see that they are living the lasts years of their lives. Of course we use as propaganda the fact that living without encouragements is like trying to decipher a book that has no text. But... are the convictions covered by values the ones that make the story of our life? Or on the contrary... are the attracting crazy things that the society offers to us the ones that we should obey knowing that they don't represent neither the respect nor the consideration that the older adults deserve? Let's all discuss about this!.



Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig

Apdo. Correos 99 - 03080 - Alicante

Phone: +34 965 90 94 54 and +34 965 90 97 93

Fax +34 965 90 98 12

e-mail: Universidad.Permanente@ua.es


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