THE FOURTH EDITION OF DUE PASSI IN SALUTE CON LE ACLI HAS JUST STARTED
Healthy lifestyle and active aging in Trentino. Technology and exercise for wellness.
NEW THIS YEAR: STRENGTH TRAINING AND LOW IMPACT EXERCISE, LAUGHTER YOGA AND PET THERAPY.
Nine walks and outings and as many events dedicated to the health and well-being of older adults as well as culture and art lectures.
Also, in addition to the hikes, a selection of seven workouts including two new classes packages for, respectively, strength training and low impact exercise, four laughter yoga lessons, an in-depth informative meeting on pet therapy and the benefits associated with the relationship with pets, as well as training opportunities aimed at improving language and computer skills.
These are the new opportunities offered by the fourth edition of “Due passi in salute con le Acli” promoted by the Federation of Seniors and Retirees of Acli-Trento and by TrentinoSalute 4.0, the competence center on digital health created by the Provincial Department for Health and Social Policies, the Trento Province Healthcare System and Fondazione Bruno Kessler with the aim of promoting digital health with a view to cross-sector collaboration.
“The health and well-being of older adults are at the core of the initiative,” ACLI Trentino President Luca Oliver said again at the opening, while FAP Provincial Secretary Claudio Barbacovi focused on the importance of an active role of older adults in favor of a more cohesive and supportive society.
Giancarlo Ruscitti, general manager of the PAT Health and health policies Department, focused on the importance of involving associations in prevention policies.
The event included the book “Vita sana e invecchiamento attivo in Trentino” (Healthy life and active aging in Trentino) curated by Veronica Tretter (APSS Communication Office) and dedicated to the previous editions of the initiative, as well as a short documentary produced by FBK/TrentinoSalute4.0 journalist Marzia Lucianer.
Through a series of reports on past activities and informative materials, the publication has been intended as a valid support tool for the activities that integrate the initiative and that include, in addition to hikes and workouts, healthy nutrition, socialization events and lifelong learning.
An interesting element is the conection with the so-called digital health, a topic that was relaunched by Stefano Forti, head of the FBK Digital Health Line.
In this regard, it should be noted that the hikes and activities proposed within the project are based on the use of two Apps dedicated respectively to the tracking of the number of steps (TreC_Passi) taken in each outing and to a series of recommendations relating to diet and exercise (Salute+).
Silvia Franchini, Head of the Health Care Prevention Service, focused on the topic of physical exercise and healthy lifestyles as key elements of prevention policies, while Diego Conforti, Director of the Department of Innovation and Research of the Health Department, re-launched the importance of the cross-sector approach to people’s health and well-being that involves both the coordination and the full synergy of the services provided by the various organizations, and through their collaboration with associations and citizens. (wn).