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DEATH OF Mª ADORACIÓN HOLGADO SÁNCHEZ

Dear members of AEPUM,

Today is a very sad day for the National Association of University Programmes for Older Adults, and above all for those persons in the education area who coexisted and knew ADORACIÓN HOLGADO SÁNCHEZ, our dear and loved Dory.

Yesterday she left us in a sudden and unexpected manner. Many of the members of AEPUM could share with her the sessions of the last Seminar celebrated on the 29th of September in Salamanca. During those times her huge illusion and animosity could not presage the piece of news we are transmitting.

Dory, was not only one of the pioneers in the realization of the University Programmes for Older Adults in Spain and of the constitution of the National Committee (2000) and the National Association of University Programmes for Older Adults (2004), but also was in charge of AEPUM´s Secretary from its beginning until the year 2010.

Her work, contributions and good judgement, have been very important in AEPUM, but above all her human quality, friendship and teaching have been indispensable to help many of us who have been joining the task of the University Education for Older Adults and AEPUM.

From AEPUM and with these lines, we wish to pay tribute with our most sincere gratefulness and recognition to Dory. Good person, and great person.

We wish with all our hearts may she rest in peace.

Article about UPOUs in La Voz de Galicia Newspaper

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Last weekend a long article about UPOUs was published in the YES Magazine from La Voz de Galicia Newspaper. The author included students’ opinions in order to describe how the experience is, when attending to these university programmes.

In the article the Universidad Sénior de A Coruña, the IV Ciclo from USC and the Universitario Sénior de la UVigo are mentioned.

Link to the article

THE VICE-CHANCELLORS OF THE CRUPV CREATE THE UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES NETWORK FOR OLDER ADULTS OF THE VALENCIAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

The five Valencian public universities have constituted this Wednesday on the La Marina University Venue, located in the city of Benissa (Alicante), the University Programmes Network for older adults of the Valencian Public Universities (CRUPV), a strategic choice constituted by the five Valencian principals on the day that Manuel Palomar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alicante, has taken charge of the Vice-Chancellors´ Conference of the Valencian Public Universities (CRUPV). The act, celebrated on the University of Alicante Venue in Benissa, counted with the presence of the five Vice-Chancellors: Manuel Palomar (UA), Esteban Morcillo (UVEG), Francisco José Mora (UPV), Vicent Climent (UJI) and Jesús Pastor (UMH).

As Manuel Palomar, UA Vice-Chancellor has explained ``it is a commitment that the Valencian Public Universities have made a long time ago and which now we are taking a step further with the constitution of this network to face and achieve the challenges that the population of older adults in our territory presents us´´. The new current president of the CRUPV has highlighted that it is about promoting and drawing attention ``their active participation on society, on the familiar sphere, on the lifelong learning, volunteering or in the cultural expression and sports´´. The creation of the University Programmes Network for Older Adults answers the need to promote a major formed citizenship, active, and participative on an inclusive society and for all ages.

THE UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER ADULTS AND THE SENIOR PROGRAMMES OF THE VIVES NETWORK ARE MEETING THE DAYS 2ND AND 3RD OF FEBRUARY IN TARRAGONA, TO ANALYZE FUTURE MATTERS OF THE PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER ADULTS ON THE UNIVERSITY SPHERE.

The Vives Network is a non-profit institution which represents and coordinates the common action of 22 universities of 4 European states on higher education, research and culture. Since the year 1994, it offers a platform that provides services for universities, public and private and social organizations, with the purpose to contribute to the process of construction an economic and social development of this cross-border university region of the Mediterranean Europe. The network provides benefits to the university community and to society, with all the guarantees of the qualified experience and the commitment for excellence.

This is the 2nd forum developed by the Vives Network, on the sphere of older adults´ formation and with the aims to offer a space of collaboration between the University Programmes for Older Adults and the Senior Programmes of the Universities, which have pooled their experiences, good practices and concerns which take place on the different university campuses.

REPORT ON UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER ADULTS ON THE MAGAZINE ``ENTRE MAYORES´´

University Programmes for older adults (UPOAs) reached Spain more than 20 years ago. A educational offer whose main defender is the Spanish National Association of University Programmes for Older Adults (AEPUM).

This organism is constituted by public and private universities, as well as other entities whose objective is the higher education for older adults.

Its coverage spreads over the whole Spanish territory resulting in a total number of 44 universities. Madrid, Cantabria, Galicia, Castile and León, Andalucía, Canary Islands, Valencian Community, Murcia, Castile-La Mancha, La Rioja, Navarra, Extremadura, Asturias, Euskadi and Balearic Islands are the communities that, along with the National University of Distance Education (UNED) are immersed in these initiatives.

Read the complete report on PDF and on the website of ``Entre Mayores´´.

THE UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA HAS HELD ITS 7TH HEALTHY WALK

Last Sunday 2nd October it took place the 7th Healthy Walk of ``La Nau Gran´´ organized by the Vicepresidency on Formation Policies and Educative Quality and together, by the University Extension Service and the Physical Education Service and Sports of the University of Valencia.

It is a healthy act, supportive and sustainable which is held every year and that facilitates people from different generations interact and share the public space

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