Get moving for older people 2013
TMB joined forces with organisations that work to help the elderly.
This was a joint project undertaken with three organisations involved in providing support for older people:
- Amics de la Gent Gran: works to combat loneliness and social marginalisation of older people through volunteers who keep senior citizens company, and to raise awareness amongst the general public.
- Avismón-Catalunya: its purpose is to alleviate the loneliness of older people who do not live with family and to ensure that all their needs are met.
- The Metro and Bus retired employees associations were also directly involved with the cause of the solidarity campaign, given their unquestionable knowledge and experience in the company.
Tuesday 1 October, Universitat station (line 2)
Event to launch the campaign, attended by the company’s senior management and Barcelona City Council’s commissioner for the elderly, as well as representatives of the partner organisations. The event was also attended by the public figures supporting the campaign: Peret, Núria Feliu and Montserrat Carulla.
Saturday 5 October, Sants neighbourhood
TMB took part in the official parade to celebrate International Day of Older Persons. The company provided a single decker tourist bus on which Peret and Núria Feliu performed.
Tuesday 8 October, Universitat station (line 2)
Ballroom dancing workshop as part of the “At home with TMB” programme. Led by volunteers from Avismón Catalunya. Older people mingled with young people (pupils from schools contacted by the organisations or by TMB Education) in an event designed to transfer knowledge between generations.
Thursday 10 October, La Sagrera station (lines 9 and 10)
Board games workshop as part of the “At home with TMB” programme, led by volunteers and with the participation of year 6 pupils from the Les Acàcies Primary School.
Saturday 26 October, Carretera de les Aigües de Collserola
Intergenerational walk organised by TMB’s hiking group:an easy walk allowing young and old to share experiences while getting some exercise together.
Tuesday 5 November, Espai Gaudí
Presentation of the TMB Education activity “Get moving for older people”, giving practical tips on using public transport.
Tuesday 19 November, Espai Gaudí
A stroll through the history of public transport, with a video on the history of the metro and bus and a discussion with the attendees to exchange stories, opinions and comments.
Thursday 25 November, Espai Gaudí
Exhibition of works by the TMB painting group
Call for TMB employees to volunteer with partner organisations.
23 December, Universitat station (line 2)
Event to publicise the work of Avismón Catalunya and Amics de la Gent Gran, followed by storytelling for the grandchildren.