Adeje unveils life-improving programme for residents, including a stop for the cancer bus to take patients to treatment in the north

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento.

Adeje Ayuntamiento says that it will be implementing a series of initiatives it’s been working on for some time that will improve the quality of life of people living in the municipality. They include workshops, therapies and a series of conferences in relation to food, relaxation techniques, and investigation and research into breast cancer and help for sufferers.

The council says that the programme of events is the result of a number of different partnerships following a meeting with Carlota Cobo Hernández, director of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Brigitte Gypen, the founder of the Walk for Life movement and the Adeje council department of health and quality of life under councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo.

“We feel it is important to concentrate on developing projects which will directly impact on the population and above all those who are suffering from cancer or eating disorders for instance. These programmes are open to all, and in principal what we are doing is creating an awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle” outlined the councillor.

The statements were made at the latest developments regarding the Cancer bus, bought by fundraising efforts to help cancer patients who need transport for treatment to the hospitals in the north, which now has a stop in Adeje. The councillor added, “This transport is there for Adeje-based cancer patients receiving non-surgical treatments who now have a pick-up point directly from the Adeje health centre.”

There is also a full schedule of events for the Pink Room (in the Adeje School of Security and Co-existence, Las Nieves), the first being a workshop on nutritional education, dealing with issues of anorexia and bulimia. There will also be group therapy sessions under the direction of the AECC in June, dealing with stress, body image, self-esteem, sexuality, communication and family.

In parallel there will be a conference dealing with breast reconstruction, which can be carried out immediately after surgery or months/years later, depending on the preferences of the patient. This conference will be given by a specialist from the University Hospital Candelaria.

Already planned for July is a workshop in relaxation techniques, to help balance mind and body and control anxiety as well as stimulating and reinforcing mental capacities and concentration.

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