Minister of Education and Sport received presentation from Caribbean Active Aging Congress

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Recently Minister of Education and Sport, Endy Croes met with Mr. Rudy Leysner, Mrs. Rosa Leon and Mr. Harold de Miranda from the Fundacion Movemiento ta Bida. This foundation is focused on the well-being of older adults, organizing various activities and programs for this group in the physical sense, sport, as well as the social and educational aspect.

The vision and mission of the foundation is to bring awareness and activities to encourage the older adults in Aruba to not be afraid, remain active, not to sit sill, and to opt for a happier and healthier life.

During the meeting, Fundacion Movemiento ta Bida gave the sports minister a thorough presentation of their project C.A.A.C. II, Caribbean Active Aging Congress, which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2022. The goal of the conference is to bring awareness, and to prepare Aruba and the Caribbean regarding the aging population and the problems that come with it if no action is taken right now. Equally important is to increase the abilities of older adults to remain active and healthy and live independently in the community.

During the congress there will be local and international speakers. The topic of the congress is aging in Aruba, guidance and support to the caregivers, palliative care in Aruba, as well as to prepare for a better tomorrow.

Minister Croes thanked the foundation for their visit and presentation, and said they can count on the support of the Ministry of Sport.