OSA is the leader of the Nontiscordardimé community medicine project that, using two mobile clinics and social and health teams, offers assistance, listening, support and care to children and elderly people in the Roman suburbs, reached through a vast and participatory network of parishes belonging to the initiative, Caritas and territorial associations.
The project, launched in 2015 with the Junior mobileunit dedicated to children in conditions of social fragility, was joined in 2018 by the Senior outpatient clinic for the elderly, benefits from the collaboration of theBambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital, the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, the Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic and the Vicariate, in addition to the support of the Cooperative Credit Bank and FondoSviluppo Confcooperative. In 2019, the activity of Nontiscordardimé was further consolidated: as part of the Senior project, numerous health promotion activities were undertaken in the parishes, including meetings on health and food education. The Walking Groups were also set up, a socialisation initiative that was very successful, especially among parish volunteers.
Based on scientific evidence, this initiative promotes physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle in the elderly population through a programme of walks and soft gymnastic sessions in neighbourhoods and city parks.
Even the health emergency has not stopped the motor activity, reorganised thanks to social networks and smartphones. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the mobile units of the Nontiscordardimé project, with health personnel on board, carried out swabs and analyses on the population in the red areas of Lazio.
The project was supported by the Lazio Region, the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, the volunteer doctors of FIMMG, the federation that brings together Roman family doctors, and the Sumai Assoprof outpatient medicine union.
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