Symposium programme « The rights of older people in the world »

Symposium programme

MONDAY 3 APRIL

8:00
Welcome and registration

9:00
Opening ceremony
10:15•12:00
Round table 1: “Current situation of older people in Cuba and the world” : building a society for all ages, where are we 15 years after Madrid?
12:15•14:00
Lunch

14:00•15:30
CHOOSE BETWEEN TAKING PART IN ONE OF THE WORKSHOPS
BELOW OR GOING ON A PROFESSIONAL VISIT

Visit 1 : Social project for older people at Belen convent.
Visit 2 : Visit CITED (Latin-American Centre for the Third age).
or
Workshop 1: Geriatric emergencies (pandemics, natural disasters, acts of wars…), managing post-traumatic stress.
Workshop 2: Carers: the Cuban experience of training carers, the French/Canadian experience of respite care services, becoming a carer.
Workshop 3: External pressures to which older people are subjected, financial abuse : limits to systems of protection.
Workshop 4: Emotions and sexuality in older people.
15:30•16:00 
Break

16:00•18:00
Round table 1: Combatting isolation and loneliness in older people. The importance of social links. Examples : young and old living together, athletics for older people, neighbourhood watch, intergenerational support.

TUESDAY 4 APRIL

9:00•9:30
Welcome

9:30•11:00
Round table 1:
Gerontechnology and the grey dollar: equipment and services tailored to the needs of the old and the very old, old people’s clubs
11:00•11:15
Break

11:15•12:45
Round table 2:
Alternatives to becoming institutionalised, an integrated, inter-generational approach. Preventing abuse.
12:45•14:30
Lunch

14:30•16:30
CHOOSE BETWEEN TAKING PART IN ONE OF THE WORKSHOPS
BELOW OR GOING ON A PROFESSIONAL VISIT

Visit 1: Biocubafarma Cuba (Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals group).
Visit 2: Visit to Cuban university department specialising in the provision of courses for older people.
or
Workshop 1:
Older people: rural and indigenous communities.
Workshop 2: Public health challenges caused by an ageing population. Neuroresilience and the key role of older people in civil society.
Workshop 3: Training and information needs of older people: volunteering, life-long education.
Workshop 4: Financial position of older people: poverty, looking for jobs, continuing to work, remaining active, new activities and services.
17:00•18:30
Meetings of Scientific Boards

20:00
Soirée de gala animée par un groupe musical cubain

WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL

9:00•9:30
Welcome

9:30•11:00
Round table 1:
The rights of older people: The international convention proposed by FIAPA to the UN, Council of Europe resolution CM/REC (2014), update on the Brasilia declaration and its impact on the OAS (Organization of American States) convention.
11:00•11:15
Break

11:15•12:45
Round table 2:
Architecture, urban planning: well-being at home and in institutional care. How considerations of space and light and choice of materials can help improve the care of older people, and help them contribute to society.
12:45•14:30
Lunch

14:30•16:30
CHOOSE BETWEEN TAKING PART IN ONE OF THE WORKSHOPS
BELOW OR GOING ON A PROFESSIONAL VISIT

Visit 1: Grandparents’ House, municipality of La Playa.
Visit 2: Social project for older people at Belen convent.
or
Workshop 1:
Spaces, safety, citizenship : accessibility and mobility issues faced by older people. (example: The virtual museum in Old Havana).
Workshop 2: The portrayal of older people in society: by the media, by politicians…
Workshop 3: The residential environment as a determinant of gerontological health; the right to care. Recurrence and emergence in the life of older people, individuality, what the social sciences tell us.
Workshop 4: The new role of older people in civil society : political representation, blended families, instant grandparents, protecting the environment, preserving mankind’s historical heritage, knowledge transfer, mediation.
16:30•17:30
Conclusion: “The Havana Manifesto”.

THURSDAY 6 APRIL

9:00•9:30
Welcome

9:30•11:00
FIAPA General Assembly

9:00•18:00
Sixth meeting of “Red continental personas mayores de América Latina y el Caribe”.
14:30
CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO ALL-DAY PROFESSIONAL VISITS

• Visit the social project for older people at Belen convent.
• Visit CITED (Latin-American Centre for the Third Age).
• Visit a Cuban university department specialising in the provision of courses for older people.
• Visit the Grandparents’ House, municipality of La Playa

You can download the complete program of the symposium, with the speakers, available
in English version.

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