Senda Group awards the State Association of Higher Education for Seniors, presided over by UA Permanent University
Alicante, 6th June 2011
For its promotion of education programmes for adults
Scientist Margarita Salas and the IMSERSO Programme, among the winners
The State Association of University Programmes for Seniors, AEPUM, chaired by the UA Permanent University (UPUA), has been awarded the SENDA Prize to the University. According to the minutes released by the panel was awarded "the work of the AEPUM for learning throughout life and its contribution to personal development of older people through knowledge".
Organized by the Communication Group Senda, the awards –which celebrate its 2nd Edition – recognize the work of institutions, companies and professionals who strive to improve the quality of life of the elderly and those dependent, as well as to promote personal autonomy and active aging. Among the winners in various categories, it is worth mentioning scientist Margarita Salas, IMSERSO Vacations programme, which this year celebrates its 25 anniversary and the charitable programmes such as Social Responsibility Award.
The official handover ceremony will take place on 8th June, at 8 am, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Madrid. The event was attended by professionals of the care system and public administration, as well as representatives of senior associations and universities. On the part of the University of Alicante, the attendance the UPUA director, Concha Bru, is expected, on behalf of the University President.
The award consists of a customized sculpture based on the company logo, designed exclusively for the SENDA Group. According to Concha Bru, "we are honoured to receive this recognition from a Group that is already a meeting point for information and services for the elderly and their families".
Among other facets, Senda Group (Senda Editorial SA) published the magazine SENDA for active people and its digital version Sendasenior.com. Formed by a group of professionals with extensive media experience in senior and geriatric sector, Sendasenior.com is emerging as the benchmark in health information, entertainment, universities and all those topics in which the elderly are the backdrop.
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