Nearly a hundred elderly and disabled people navigate thanks to the Amaromar initiative

  • The fourth edition of the Amar o mar program has brought together, between yesterday and today, almost a hundred participants from nursing homes and public centers for people with disabilities in Redondela, Ourense and Lugo.
  • It is an initiative that the Baionese club is launching again in collaboration with the Department of Social Policy
  • José Ignacio Martínez, Head of the Xunta’s Dependency and Personal Autonomy Service; Concepción Vara, councilor for Social Services, Mobility and Accessibility of the Baiona City Council, and Óscar Martínez, deputy mayor of Baiona, today accompanied the participants in the program during their visit to the MRCYB
  • With this initiative, the Monte Real Yacht Club reaffirms its commitment to bring the sea closer to all those people for whom it can lead to an improvement in their quality of life

Nearly a hundred participants in the Amar o mar program gathered yesterday, Wednesday, and this morning in Baiona to enjoy an initiative with which the Ministry of Social Policy and the Monte Real Yacht Club try to bring the sea closer to people elderly and disabled.

In this fourth edition of Amar o mar there were a total of 96 participants, including users and monitors from the centres, who were able to enjoy a fun and recreational day. The group that has participated in these two days of the program has been made up of older people from the Nosa Señora dos Milagres de Barbadás residences, in Ourense, and As Gándaras, in Lugo, and from the Redondela Center for Disabled Persons (CAPD ), which is also part of the annual program of the MRCYB Adapted Sailing School. The truth is that some of the CAPD students who participated in this initiative had previously taken sailing courses at the Baionese club.

The activity, which was born in 2016 with the aim of helping users of public residences in the interior of Galicia to maintain an adequate level of social and personal well-being, has once again been very well received this year and today it has had the support and the presence of José Ignacio Martínez, Head of the Xunta’s Dependency and Personal Autonomy Service; Concepción Vara, councilor for Social Services, Mobility and Accessibility of the Baiona City Council, and Óscar Martínez, deputy mayor of Baiona. The three have been accompanied by the president and vice president of the club, José Luis Álvarez and Alejandro Retolaza.

After the visit to the facilities of the Baionese club, around 12:30 p.m. the participants of Amar o mar went to the pontoons to embark and sail through the bay to the vicinity of the Cíes Islands, thus approaching the nautical world in direct contact with the sea. The program also included a meal on board before returning to land.

With this initiative, Monte Real reaffirms its commitment to the fight for social integration. For years the club has collaborated with the administration in programs such as the one carried out today and also has its own program of courses at the Adapted Sailing School, aimed at offering the possibility of enjoying sailing to people with functional diversity from different associations in Galicia.