Cáceres, 08th April 2021
On 26th March at 10.00 am, the online event for the presentation of the results of the
AGEment project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, was
successfully held. This event was carried out by the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre (CCMIJU), coordinator of the project, and was attended by 39 participants belonging to the ASCEMI association (Association of Friends of the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre) and the “Club de la Memoria”, from Cáceres (Spain).
The event began with the intervention of Dr. Francisco Miguel Sánchez Margallo, Scientific Director of the CCMIJU, giving a brief presentation of the centre, its lines of research, the commitment to research in the line of active ageing and thanking the partners for their excellent work on the project.
Dr. José Blas Pagador Carrasco, Coordinator of the Department of Bioengineering and Health Technologies of the CCMIJU, then gave a brief presentation of the AGEment project, highlighting the case studies developed, which include videos of interviews on festivals and pilgrimages, literature, heraldry, World Heritage cities, handicrafts and solidarity cooperation with non-profit associations.
Subsequently, Juan Francisco Ortega Morán, researcher at the Department of Bioengineering and Health Technologies of the CCMIJU, presented a mobile application that provides the multimedia material created, thus promoting the use of new technologies among the group of older adults and which collects the testimonies of the experiences related to the European Intangible Cultural Heritage of the four countries involved.
Finally, the event has counted on the direct participation of the target group that has
collaborated in the development of the multimedia material created in the project. Antonio Bueno Flores talked about the heraldry, legends and pilgrimages of the city of Cáceres. Gloria Martín García talked about handicrafts and embroidery, as well as classical literature and aspects of women and gastronomy in Don Quixote. Basilisa Borrego Borreguero highlighted the pilgrimages of Candles and Virgin of the Mountain of Cáceres, as well as the importance of dedicating time to oneself and to others.