Approaches to the empowerment of older people in Cuba. The PIES-PLAZA project experience
18 January 2021
It is a process that simultaneously involves the production of knowledge around the object of study, as well as the promotion of awareness of the problems addressed, with the intention of generating actions in pursuit of individual and social change. [...] -Characterization of the resources and limitations in the communities, as well as diagnosis of the needs of the elderly at the local level. [...] -Establishment of personal and group strategies to achieve the objectives outlined in the workshops, by raising social problems in the locality and the needs of older people, active participation in other projects and processes of the community, information and communication to institutions and key actors of the proposals designed for change, the deployment of alliances with the various associatio. [...] In summary, an increase in the capacity for self-management in community spaces, increased commitment to the community and to the well-being of older people in their locality, increased knowledge of the community (resources, intrinsic processes, etc.) as a key tool for the design and execution of their community projects, increasing the need for individual and community change in pursuit of the be. [...] The analysis of the data produced evidence of positive changes in the acquisition of knowledge or new knowledge, in the social projection, and in the self-evaluation of the participants as older people.