Coming soon!

We're starting up new on-line streaming workshops for older people.

  • HOW WE HELP

    We contribute towards the well-being of people during the later stages of their lives by offering a channel and resources that encourage them to have fun, learn and look after themselves and also to engage more with today's society, as well as diversifying the range of people that may be interested in finding out about and accessing ”la Caixa” Foundation's Programme for the Elderly.

    This project is presented in 4 blocks that focus on different areas: KNOWLEDGE AND REFLECTION, INSPIRATION AND ENJOYMENT, WELL-BEING AND CARE and DIGITAL LITERACY. An expert runs the sessions and develops the topics to be discussed, encouraging all participants to get involved and discuss the relevant issues.

  • ON-LINE WORKSHOPS

    KNOWLEDGE AND REFLECTION
     

    • CRITICAL THOUGHT
      Aim: to analyse and share the factors involved in reasoning, decision-making and problem solving.
      Topics covered: bias, intuition, persuasive discourse, probabilistic reasoning, deductive reasoning, decision-making and creativity in problem solving.

    • THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALISATION
      Aim: to study in depth the concept of globalisation, a phenomenon that's so widespread today, identifying its origin, evolution and relationship with the economy, politics and different cultures. To assess the progress of humanity in our era, focusing on the main challenges entailed.
      Topics covered: globalisation and the economy, globalisation and politics, identity and cultural appropriation, the information and knowledge society, key technological and scientific advances.

    INSPIRATION AND ENJOYMENT
     

    • BRIMMING WITH MUSIC
      Aim: to understand music within the historical context in which it was created, to relate music to other artistic forms and expressions and acquire basic notions about the musical techniques of each period.
      Topics covered: early music, the birth of opera, musical classicism, romanticism, music and the avant-garde.

    • TRAVELLING WITH BOOKS
      Aim: to get to know different places through literary works and uncover the links between the different characters, locations and authors.
      Topics covered: Haworth, the wild country of the Brontë sisters, Macondo and the Caribbean, New York is not a city for poets, travel and flowers, the Barcelona of Mercè Rodoreda, Buenos Aires and Julio Cortázar.

    • HOW TO READ A PAINTING
      Aim: to learn the main formal elements of pictorial language, as well as the principal techniques in the art of painting. To develop aesthetic criteria and artistic sensitivity by studying an assortment of pictorial works and artistic movements.
      Topics covered: art as a language, formal elements (light, colour, volume, texture, line), major pictorial movements, interpreting pictorial works.

    WELL-BEING AND CARE
     

    • ACTIVATING THE BODY
      Aim: to get to know our own bodies and their possibilities in terms of movement. To increase strength, flexibility and endurance, as well as to improve coordination and balance to prevent falls.
      Topics covered: body awareness, warm-up and toning exercises to work on strength, endurance, balance and coordination.

    • RELAXING THE MIND
      Aim: to learn different techniques to relax the mind, as well as their use and benefits in dealing with stress and anxiety.
      Topics covered: deep breathing, Jacobson's progressive relaxation, Schultz's autogenic relaxation, body awareness, mindfulness.

    • LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AND PERSONAL IMAGE
      Aim: to learn and share self-care routines that boost self-esteem and confidence, as well as ways to improve our personal image.
      Topics covered: body changes and image, physical activity routine, self-massage and relaxation. personal appearance, hygiene.

    DIGITAL LITERACY
     

    • WHATSAPP
      Aim: to improve our knowledge of how to use the application.
      Topics covered: privacy, security, chats, notifications, storage, data.

    • VIDEOCONFERENCING
      Aim: to learn about the characteristics of this two-way simultaneous communication system, as well as different environments and platforms.
      Topics covered: videoconferencing platforms (Zoom, Teams, Skype) and how they work.

    • SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
      Aim: to learn about the most commonly used social media, as well as what needs to be taken into account to handle them properly.
      Topics covered: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.