The 38th anniversary of the Armilla senior residence celebrates with more capacity, 130 places, following the improvement and expansion works by the Board. Antonio Jesus Castillo, the delegate for Education, Sports, Equality and Social Policies and Reconciliation, visited the center with Yolanda Jimenez, the new director.
The work included the complete reform of the third and second floors, as well as two sections of the second. Roofs, air conditioning, and fire protection systems were also improved. The European Union will soon be investing more than 2.5 million euros to improve energy efficiency. This project is co-financed. The residence will be complete with 108 rooms and 220 beds once these actions are finished.
Since 1984, the center has been run by the Andalusian government. It is the largest Andalusian center. The building is three stories high and covers an area of approximately 14,800 square metres. The staff includes 133 workers who provide services to the users, including cleaning, lodging, maintenance, reception and administration, as well as kitchen and kitchen staff.
Residents can access occupational workshops, rehabilitation for functional disabilities, and maintenance of disabling processes among other activities.
Castillo stated that senior housing centers have "become true service centers with a high level of professionalism and staff with an vocation to serve the elderly."
The comprehensive care includes the services of psychologists and social workers, as well as accompaniment to hospitals. Individualized care also provides integration of residents through the maintenance of large gardens. Cultural visits and activities are all part of the program.
The center celebrated its 38th year anniversary by establishing the Occupational Therapy Classroom, the gymnasium, and a performance of the Youth Choir of the City of Granada Orchestra. It also delivered commemorative plaques to retired personnel and performed children's dance.