Summer Specials For Over 60s

 

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Older people took part in workshops and games in the company of children who were involved in parallel summer camps

This year the Adeje senior’s programme celebrated 15 years of fun and helpful summer activities for the older borough’s citizens.

According to the councillor in charge, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, this summer was no different with a range of diverse activities taking place in the open air, and as in previous years the beaches of Adeje were the scene for many of the events which mixed fun with healthy activities as well as promoting Adeje’s harmonious co-existence among people of many different backgrounds, and even ages as older citizens mixed with some of the younger ones during the activities.

This was one of the novelties this year – the integration of people from different age groups and sectors of the local population. In conjunction with the ‘Activate Sonrisa’ (Activate Smile) project run by the department of economic development about 50 older people took part in workshops and games in the company of children who were involved in parallel summer camps.

For 15 consecutive years the Adeje seniors have been able to avail of a summer programme of events with the principal objective being, “benefits for those of a certain age through recreational and healthy activities”, says Carmen Rosa González. Two days every week during the summer months the group enjoyed swimming, games on the sand, walking, gymnastics adapted to ability and age, “leading, in general, to an overall improvement in the quality of life of our senior citizens”, she added.

To facilitate maximum participation a bus was used to go around the borough collecting those older citizens taking part who might not have individual and bringing them home afterwards. In the majority of cases the events took place in parts of Costa Adeje allowing people to enjoy the best beaches in the borough, most of them flying blue flags for excellence.

To mark the end of the summer programme a Hawaiian party was held with a ‘Miss and Mister Summer fashion parade for participants, followed by lunch and beach bingo. A great end to another great summer.

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Tourism and Sport

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A different kind of holiday

During the last week of July as part of the XXII Adeje Summer University there will be a course on Tourism and Sport (in Spanish), looking at an alternative tourism offer. The course will be directed by Miguel Ángel Santa Turegano, a professor at the University of La Laguna. The classes will be held in the Summer University Campus, in Adeje’s Cultural Centre.

This course will last for 20 hours and offers two mixed (CLE and ECTS) credits. It will have a practical side and be applicable in a tourist destination such as Adeje. The evaluation will also see how participants can rethink the tourist offer given what they have learnt.

During the week students will have access to different essential elements to understand the new realities within the tourism offer. They will be working to clarify the relationship between leisure and sport in modern societies and the relevance of the growing demand for sports tourism. The course will also look at how this growing form of tourism is winning fans, alongside the other new form of holidaymaking, eco-tourism.

The course conclusions will be reached at through a round-table format where all of the week’s content will be discussed and debated.

Those interested in signing up for the course can get more information at www.uvadeje.es or via the Adeje Cultural Centre, Calle Príncipe Pelinor, S/N 38670 – Adeje, Tel: 922 756 246 or at the University of La Laguna, Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Universidad y Sociedad Calle Viana, 50 – San Cristóbal de La Laguna Tel: 922 319 616