ACUFADE is a regional NGO from Tenerife – Canary Islands (Spain) – with long year experience in the areas of senior-care and active ageing. Our mission, goal and belief is to promote the well-being of the elderly and/or dependent people (especially those who live with Alzheimer’s or other dementias), as well as that of their caregivers and families.
After 16 years of experience, we are proud to be recognized, not only as a provider of services, but also as a promoter of various social and community initiatives of a solidarity nature. We began our story as a small family that has grown into a multidisciplinary team of more than 120 hard-working and passionate people and 30 volunteers.. Our staff includes experts from different fields of the care sector, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, and other experts such as project managers, financial managers, communication managers, legal experts, event organizers…
Acufade is an active member of EUROCARERS (EU network for informal caregivers) and World Patient Alliance (global network of organizations working with patients) through which we can ensure wide dissemination of results and continuous learning.
Our Values: Solidarity, equality, participation, proximity, collaboration and engagement, creativity, enthusiasm, affection, positiveness…
Promotion of personal autonomy
In our centers and at home offering a wide range of programs and activities for advice, guidance, training and multidisciplinary therapeutic intervention in the areas of physical, functional, cognitive and emotional health. (Read more here: Servicios – Acufade – Mejorando la calidad de vida)
Volunteering As part of our philosophy but also a need to support seniors to prevent their isolation and loneliness. We are part of Canary Island volunteering network of volunteers. (Read more here: Colabora con nosotros/as – Acufade)
Volunteering is part of our philosophy but also a need to support seniors to prevent their isolation and loneliness. We are implementing activities for volunteers (project Guata) and are forming part of Canary Island volunteering network. Read more here www.guata.org
Implementation of social projects
Related to family caregivers, active ageing, alzheimer, digitalization… (Read more here: Acufade – Acción Social)
Organization of awareness raising campaigns
Policy lobbying, investigations studies, and organization of events with local and international impact.