L'Alfàs del Pi, as a locality attached to the Spanish Network of Healthy Cities, the Network of Age-Friendly Cities, Xarxa Salud and the V Health Plan of the Valencian Community, has organised an open forum in which to debate about the actions underway, and to be undertaken, to consolidate itself as a healthy international tourism benchmark. “We seek to reach the entire population and we want to invite everyone to attend, today, Friday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the House of Culture,” is the invitation to groups, associations and individuals from the Councilor for Social Welfare and Health, Marisa Cortés. It is a forum open to suggestions, “to address something we understand is essential to achieve a better quality of life with unanimous commitment, with habits that we are going to promote from the local administration.”
The Department of Health of the Alfàs del Pi City Council, transversally with all municipal areas, carries out a work plan with actions scheduled throughout the year, all aimed at promoting the prevention of the disease, and the promotion of health, reports the councilor of the area, Marisa Cortés. "We want to involve all social sectors, to involve them in an ambitious programming, framed in the V Health Plan of the Valencian Community, with a very clear objective: to commit to the prevention of the disease and promote health." “We have a work plan for health, as we belong to XarxaSalut, a network that includes more than 200 municipalities in the Valencian Community, committed to promoting preventive policies focused on the implementation of healthy habits in the population, and What it is about now is to involve and make reach the greatest number of people residing in the municipality all the actions programmed to offer them a better lifestyle.
L'Alfàs del Pi will have an inverse population pyramid in 2030. For this reason, as a pioneer municipality in the implementation of social and healthy policies, the Alfasino council has been working for years to incorporate the health of citizens as a transversal matter in all municipal actions and policies, reflecting a firm commitment to well-being, good practices, sustainability and health.
L'Alfàs is a benchmark in health and wellness tourism in countries such as Norway, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, according to a report from the University of Alicante. Municipality chosen especially as a residence or place of rest, for its quality of life, tranquility, demographic wealth, cultural and sports offering, in addition to its privileged environmental surroundings, reasons that place this population of La Marina as a healthy tourist destination of the first order. Baixa.
The movement is demonstrated by walking, and throughout the year, among other activities, walks and guided tours are promoted throughout the municipal area; the practice of Nordic Walking, a form of walking that includes not only the action of the legs, but also the upper part of the body. A sport suitable for all types of audiences, from people who have never done physical exercise to the elderly or people with back problems, osteoporosis or chronic illnesses. Likewise, the healthy workshops that take place at the Pensioner's Home and the Social Center of l'Albir, which include gross and fine motor skills sessions, memory and cognitive activation exercises, reading and writing, stretching and breathing exercises, art therapy and even musical or craft workshops. A wide range of activities designed to exercise attention, memory and motor skills, stay active and promote social relationships. In the same way, there are the municipal sports maintenance programs that are developed in the municipal sports center of l'Alfàs, in which aspects such as cardiovascular resistance, muscle toning, joint mobility and coordination, and a long etcetera, are worked on. And none of this would be possible without the multiple actions carried out to rehabilitate, conserve, expand and recover new healthy spaces for intergenerational leisure.