SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The social tourism program launched by the Cabildo de Tenerife through the Institute of Social and Socio-Health Care (IASS) begins its activity with a first group of 22 elderly people from the northeast region who began a five-day stay last Monday in accommodation in the Golf del Sur area on a full board basis.
The project plans to reach a total of 576 people with limited resources.
The Councilor for Social Action of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Marián Franquet, explains in a note that, after the pandemic, the elderly are the group that has had the most difficulty developing a normal life and recovering leisure activities.
“That is why we believed that it was essential to reactivate this project, so that the elderly in Tenerife could disconnect from their routines, change their environment and enjoy a few days of tranquility that have a positive impact on psychosocial health,” he says.
Likewise, the counselor explains that, given the restrictions due to the pandemic that existed when work began on the program, an inland tourism model was chosen, also favoring the business fabric of the island’s tourism sector.
“This is a pilot project that we will continue, with complete certainty, in the future”, explains the counselor, who points out that “knowing the experiences of these first people will allow us to adjust the program both in this edition and for the next calls, influencing in knowing what they want to do and how they want to do it”.
In addition to enjoying the services offered by the hotel where they will be staying, the people selected for this experience will be able to visit some wineries in the southern zone, so that they can get to know an important part of the local product, agriculture and gastronomy of the region. island.
This initiative is in line with the activities that the Cabildo de Tenerife, under the umbrella of the ‘Conecta Mayores’ program, promotes in order to promote the well-being and quality of life of this group and that focus on prevention, development of a healthy life and their integration in the community.