Fundación Alzheimer España presents new platform for older people and pensioners in Spain


Last 8 October, the presentation of the "Platform for the Elderly and Pensioners" (Plataforma de Mayores y Pensionistas - PMP) was held in the Spanish Senate, where Fundación Alzheimer España (the Alzheimer Foundation of Spain) was convened as a national entity that represents the interests of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
This platform was born as a process of confluence of the most important organisations, Federations and Confederations of elderly people and pensioners in Spain. This initiative was launched by the “Democratic Union of Pensioners” (Unión Democrática de Pensionistas - UDP), the “Spanish Confederation of Organizations for the Elderly” (Confederación Española de organizaciones de Mayores - CEOMA) and the “National Organization for the Blind” (Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles - ONCE).
The objective of this new platform is to establish, in the framework of government action, a permanent channel of contact about key decisions and public policies that could affect the interests of elderly people and pensioners, in such a way that policies and actions are not carried out without the participation (direct or indirect) of this group. Ultimately, this platform is an interlocutor between civil society and political parties.
The main agenda of this platform is focused on:
•    pensions
•    health and social services
•    care and dependency
•    legal protection of elderly people.