The Department of Social Welfare of the City of Rincón de la Victoria together with the Association of Relatives and Patients of Alzheimer Bezmiliana (ASALBEZ) today presented the poster and program of activities on the occasion of International Alzheimer's Day, which will be held on 21 September. As every year, Asalbez will celebrate the Gangway Gala that will take place on September 13 at the CEIP Manuel Laza Palacio in order to raise funds for the association by participating with a donation of 10 euros.
The mayor of the area and second deputy mayor, Elena Aguilar (C's) has highlighted «the important work that Asalbez has been doing in our municipality», and has shown its commitment to the collective to «continue supporting the services offered by the association in Rincon de la Victoria with actions that come to guarantee and improve its work ». Aguilar has urged citizens to participate and collaborate in the activities that Asalbez has prepared for this month.
The president of Asalbez, Francisco Polo, has expressed his gratitude to the City of Rincón de la Victoria for "his collaboration in the dissemination and awareness of the disease during all these years." As Polo explained, "the proceeds will go to daily workshops and new activities such as the" Summer Blue "memory workshop and the Sensory Stimulation workshop".
This year's program of activities includes actions such as talks about caregivers and professionals, open house in Asalbez with an art therapy workshop with the collaboration of the Red Cross Corner, information tables, excursions, lunch, etc. The actions will continue until November 10 with the IV March against oblivion leaving from the Tourist Office.
The ASALBEZ association works in favor of Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers, offering them information and guidance and carrying out different workshops aimed at the patients themselves to stop the disease from progressing. They have cognitive, behavioral and sensory workshops from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Currently, the Association has a hundred users, four workers and about twenty volunteers. The headquarters of ASALBEZ is located at Paseo de la Marina, 5, Torre de Benagalbón.