PROBLEM | Lack of opportunities for physical activity and sports practice for senior ages (above 65), for all genders, levels of experience and ability.
SOLUTION | Using football as a socialization tool, promoting integration and coexistence in group, aiming at a more active aging.
PARTNERS AND INVESTORS | RUTIS and Fundação Benfica.
INNOVATION FACTORS | Creating a bonds and a sense of belonging, physical activity, sports practice, healthy competition, team spirit, through gender-mixed teams (including women that had never played football before).
IMPACT | More than 30 teams, including 500 old people, from the age of 65 to 92, involved. Teams participate in regular practices, tournaments and annual events, that allow for bond-creation and fomenting friendship. All these, having a significant positive impact in the beneficiaries’ physical and psychological health.
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