Prevent the effects of aging on the health of the elderly

Playful and innovative workshops will be organized to talk about the effects of aging on the subject of the health of the elderly.

In Lot-et-Garonne, according to a public report by Insee dating from 2018, more than 33% of the inhabitants are over 60 (compared to 27% in metropolitan France). To preserve its autonomy, the Mutualité française Nouvelle-Aquitaine organizes three free, fun and innovative workshops in Agen on January 10, 17 and 24.

Identifying and taking care of any decrease in sensory capacities as soon as possible is a great challenge in terms of prevention and maintenance of autonomy. For this reason, the Mutualité française Nouvelle-Aquitaine has devised three educational workshops to raise awareness among the elderly.

Accompanied by a prevention professional, a musician, a photographer and a dietician, the participants discover how sight, hearing, taste and smell work and experience the effects of age on their senses. Each session is also an opportunity to discuss the healthcare professionals to consult and the solutions available to them if necessary.

The senses of the arts

Thanks to the support of the Regional Health Agency and the Lot-et-Garonne Funders Conference, the workshops are completely free and open to everyone over 60 years of age. To participate, simply sign up by phone or email.

The workshops were imagined around the senses of the arts, in the room of the Regain headquarters, located at 98 avenue Robert-Schuman in Agen.

Tuesday, January 10: The art of hearing (from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Tuesday, January 17: The art of seeing (from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Tuesday, January 24: The Art of Taste (2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Free workshops reserved for people over 60, but registration is required: 06 37 84 79 67 or magali.chapelle@n.aquitaine.mutualite.fr

Chaired by Bertrand Dupouy, the Mutualité française Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the body for the representation, coordination and promotion of the mutual movement in the region. Together with the 300 mutual care and support services (health centers, hearing, optics and dentistry centers, early childhood establishments, young people, the elderly, the disabled, etc.), it plays a prominent role in access to care, in the territories.

When pathologies set in, sometimes not detected in time, the association La Clé des sens, which has existed for 10 years in Agen, in the immediate vicinity of Pompeyrie, offers day care to people with neurodegenerative disorders or who suffer from chronic diseases that come from five cantons of Agen. This represents a healthy break for caregivers who often fall victim to burnout and become vulnerable to illness. La Clé des sens is coordinated by Regain, which manages thirteen socio-health services and establishments,

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