‘Viure i conviure’, a shared experience between young people and the elderly

A total of 74 pairs of people took part in this year’s programme promoting alternatives to unwanted loneliness among senior citizens and offering a housing option for young students.

31/05/2019 17:47 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The co-living programme ‘Viure i conviure’ is aimed at reducing loneliness among elderly people, promoting social and affective ties and at the same time offering a housing option for young students.

Over the last academic year, 74 pairs of senior citizens and young people took part in the programme. The average age of the elderly participants was 87, with 86% of them women. For their part, 76% of students were young women aged between 18 and 23. A high percentage of participants were repeating their experience from previous years.

What are the requisites for taking part in the programme ‘Viure i conviure’?

Students should be under 35, enrolled at a university and not be residents of the same city they’re studying in.

Hosts should be over 65 and living alone, be able to carry out their daily activities autonomously and be willing to share their home.

More information can be found on the ‘Viure i conviure’ website, managed by the Fundació Roure with the support of the Inter-University Council of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council.



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