"Laboratori Benessere" project consists of some pshycoeducational and
health-promotion interventions, dedicated to at least 60-year-old people.
by the association "Amici di Casa Insieme"
Azienda Asl Romagna's Cesena's headquarter and Valle del Savio's Unione dei
Comuni Cesena's patronage and support, the project took
place from 2013 to 2016, over the area
sorrounding Cesena. The initiative involved more than 400 people.
laboratories are based on the themes research identifies as topic points in
neurodegenerative diseases prevention (Food - Physical activity - Cognitive
working out - Socialisation) and aim at helping people play an active role in
their own wellness, that is to say adopt healthier lifestyles.
each laboratory consists of ten weekly group meetings, each one lasting an hour
and a half, for a total amount of 15 hours, during 10 weeks.
meetings have both an informative and an experiential mold, that is to say that
are intended to provide useful information about the meaning and importance of
prevention and to propose concrete activities through which learn how to
correctly put in practice the advices given in order to keep one's mind alive,
to eat properly, to regularly do physical activity and take care of one's physical
and pshycological wellness, when interacting with other people. Moreover, the
itinerary includes moments aimed at helping participants recognize and overcome
changing-hostile attitudes, with the purpuse of encouraging people to take
their own responsabilities in making choices and in adjusting individual behaviors.
courses are carried on by a psychologist specialized in ageing and by nutrition
and physical activity experts. The
"Laboratori Benessere" project is usually realised in collaboration
with districts, community and senior centres and entities and associations
operating within the ageing field.
During 2017, Amici di Casa Insieme aims at
realising ten new courses over the area sorrounding Cesena and the cooperation
with other Emilia Romagna's and Marche's Alzheimer's-dedicated associations, in
order to organise the initiative in other towns too, through the introduction
of a protocol for
our work model efficacy assesment, with the purpuse of
verifying the results of the laboratories and their impact on patients'