Reading books and watching films; much more than mere pleasure

We create activities to encourage discussion about an issue addressed by a book or film.

We encourage culture as a means of improving relations among the elderly.


    Books and films, the two great pillars of culture, provide opportunities for personal development and can be enjoyed at any age, benefitting people in a variety of ways.

    That's why ”la Caixa” Foundation organises activities to foster individual and also group reading and to create the opportunity to discuss and reflect on significant aspects of our lives, with a book or film as the point of departure.


    By stimulating and exercising cognitive aspects such as attention, memory, creativity and imagination, as well as fostering relations among the groups carrying out the activity, encouraging discussion and conversation based on something as pleasurable as reading a book or going to the cinema. Specifically, via two activities:

    • Great Readers: get-togethers to discuss a book read by everyone, chosen especially for the issue it addresses.

    • Cineforum: watching a film and then talking about its content.

Una mirada a la Fundación ”la Caixa”

viernes, 26 jun. 2020

Un cinefórum en WhatsApp para personas mayores

Si no se puede ir al cine, el cine va a casa. Y eso mismo han hecho en el EspacioCaixa Girona: han organizado un cinefórum para personas mayores a través de WhatsApp. La iniciativa ha tenido tanto éxito que han tenido que ampliar el aforo.

Links of interest

  • Short story competition

    Take part in the competition for short stories written by older people, organised by ”la Caixa” Foundation in collaboration with Radio Nacional de España, to encourage reading and use of the imagination.

    Find out more

  • Cycle of free films for the elderly

    Enjoy one film a month, free of charge, as well as discussing and reflecting on the role of older people in society.

    Find out more