Elderly people

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Health

Look up the health services available to you and do physical exercise in the city’s municipal sports centres and outdoor facilities.

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Targeta Rosa (Pink Card)

The Pink Card is a subsidy programme by Barcelona City Council, aimed at people aged 60 and over, and people with disabilities, who have limited resources. The card gives you access to the city’s public transport network and invites you to enjoy free entry or reduced rates at the city’s facilities, establishments and associations.

Pink Card benefits and services (ES)

Training

Lifelong learning programmes offer you all kinds of courses, in which you can study a broad range of subjects. You can also access Barcelona University’s University of Experience, which offers a range of programmes and I.T. courses, including a foundation programme on how to use the Internet.

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Living with peace of mind

Here you’ll find services and resources to make daily life easier for elderly people in Barcelona: residential care facilities, teleasssistence, adapted or supervised housing, day centres, home care, etc. Living with peace of mind directly affects the mental and physical health of all citizens, especially elderly people.

Find out information

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Social service centres

Social service centres are information and guidance points for citizens in difficult situations that can affect elderly people and their families. They are also the place to request different grants and subsidies, such as home care and teleassistance, meal delivery services and financial benefits, among others. Look up your nearest social services centre.

Social services centres (ES)

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Participation

The Barcelona Advisory Council for the Elderly (CAGG), formed of elderly men and women, works to promote active and healthy ageing for people, to improve their wellbeing and build a city for people of all ages. It also promotes debates, projects and agreements regarding the situation of elderly people.

Barcelona Advisory Council for the Elderly (ES)

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Travel!

Short stays on the Mediterranean coast, trips to the islands, nature tourism, cultural excursions… Imserso offers you the opportunity to fly in the off-season at affordable prices. What’s more, Barcelona City Council subsidizes travel costs to offer free places for a certain number of elderly Targeta Rosa (Pink Card) holders. Find out more!

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‘Casals’ and centres

In the city’s casals and elderly people’s centres, you’ll find all types of activities: courses, talks, walks and memory training workshops, among others. Find your nearest casal.

Information and search engine for ‘casals’. Elderly people (ES)

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Resources for elderly people: volunteering, information and grants. (ES)

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Search engine for elderly care providers. (ES)

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Federation of Senior Citizens' Associations of Catalonia. (CAT)

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The world through the eyes of elderly people. (CAT)

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Information, guidance and support for carers of people with chronic illnesses. (ES)

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