“Living Life to the Full” Workshop

This workshop is aimed at developing multiple activities for and multiple creativity of senior citizens. These enthusiastic activities are characterized by the need of being useful and exercising the body. They carry out many teaching and recreational activities resulting in new couples with a higher quality of life. Likewise, they are provided with life-style training for the prevention of Alzheimer. Caretakers of chronic patients receive a special treatment.

NO to Dementias!

The objective of this group is to rescue the Cuban family life and unity by minimizing the physical and psychological burden of both senior citizens and caretakers of Alzheimer patients. It improves the health care quality of senior citizens suffering from this dementia by developing the theoretical and practical abilities of the main caretakers and instilling self-care actions.


On October 31, in the morning, a key lecture for senior citizens of our regular Tuesday Workshops was held at the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar of the Quisicuaba Association for this important age group. Msc. Yonnier Angulo dealt with different approaches on femininity and masculinity in this age group, as well as their link with sexuality. These are significant elements to enhance the quality of life and mental health of this group since, due to social stereotypes, have been deprived from pleasure, coexistence and interpersonal relations.
On July 4, the Quisicuaba Association held a party celebrating the end of the Living Life to the Full Workshop for senior citizens. On this occasion we were honored with the participation of several members of our workshops in the capital. This gathering was an opportunity for exchanging experiences and wrapping up the lessons learned. It was a colorful party entertained by artistic talents from the Project workshops as well as other guests.
On October 6, in the afternoon, the Quisicuaba Association welcomed Karen Bass, Member of the US Congress. The Congresswoman and her delegation were highly interested on the Quisicuaba Project work developed with on women and the skin-color and gender-approach equity in Cuba.
Several Project specialists referred their working experience with key groups, namely, senior citizens, violence against women, single mothers, retired and old black women, family violence, gender violence, persons living with HIV, children, youth and cultural diversity, among others.
On March 15, we celebrated the collective birthday of elders from the “Living Life to the Full” workshop. Besides, this time we also celebrated a whole year working together with PhD María Amelia González Braniella. All participants shared, with great keenness and enthusiasm, our typical Cuban cuisine. The activity was crowned with music, entertainment and the wish to learn how to grow and live to the full during old age.
On March 11, in the morning, a provincial methodological meeting was held at the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar of the Quisicuaba Association. The meeting was attended by municipal coordinators of persons with several disabilities. Its main objective was to guide, evaluate and discuss health actions for disabled persons, senior citizens and people requiring social assistance.
On December 14, at 10:00 a.m., diabetic and hypertension patients, doctors and nurses, specialists from the Hygiene and Epidemiology Institute, as well as physical culture and health promoters met at the United Nations headquarters in Havana to participate in a very instructive workshop to evaluate the impact of our health schools in the community and the knowledge acquired by those who benefit from such schools, witnessing an improvement in their health status.  The workshop was led by Dr.
Last December 10th, in the morning, the meeting of the Advisory Scientific Council of the National Council of Cultural Houses took place at the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar of our Institution. The meeting was attended by several experts on culture and other related specialties. On this occasion, the proposal for the 2015-2016 cultural development program was introduced, discussed and adopted. Great fraternal meeting with leaders of different religious denominations
On Tuesday 8, at 10:00 a.m. the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar became the venue of a very happy celebration.  Grandparents of our social project happily celebrated the end of the course and New Year’s Eve. This project that ensures the creativity and activity of senior citizens is becoming increasingly popular in our community.  So much so, that it has become a world reference for working with senior citizens contributing its experiences to caretakers of chronic patients in the world.
On Friday morning, September 9, an important provincial gender workshop was held with the participation of youngsters, women and persons suffering from violence. Besides, the workshop was attended by persons from other countries who are interested in our work. The workshop included a debate on skin color and gender perspective, discrimination and other issues associated with the daily struggle to achieve gender equality and mediation in the Cuban family conflicts.
In the morning of August 15, a participatory and community artistic activity was carried out by the Quisicuaba Social and Cultural Project at the Fe del Valle Park. Such activity was the culmination of the National Blanket made by the hands of Cuban women. The Blanket portrays, with great love and devotion, the struggle waged by women throughout the glorious revolutionary years. This was a pleasing opportunity to unite the Cuban family.