Agora, at Guttmann Barcelona, is consolidated as an open space for debate and think on various topics. In this case, the last conference held in the Agora has been focused on disability and gender violence, deepening in the fact that violence against people with functional diversity often goes unnoticed and against which it is necessary to fight.
This year the day of Saint Jordi (23rd April) was celebrated in the Institut Guttmann in the most special and emotional way. This is the day of roses and books, and so the hospital was filled with handmade roses, created in different workshops by patients, relatives and volunteers. Each rose included a word of love, positivity and hope, and these were distributed throughout the areas of the Institut Guttmann in Badalona.
The sports, cultural and social activities program for everyone, Sports&Life Guttmann Club, has continued this month offering activities aimed at former patients in the hospital and to their families and friends, as well as anyone with a disability of neurological origin.
We have opened a new kitchen in the functional rehabilitation area of the Institut Guttmann, thanks to the collaboration of Ikea. The kitchen is used in the treatment of patients for the training of activities of daily life and with the aim of enhancing the autonomy of each person.
A group of patients from the Institut Guttmann visited the facilities of F.C. Barcelona, knowing the Sports City Joan Gamper and "La Masia", where some players live and study. It has been a different day for them all, in which they have been able to see the different fields and pavilions as well as the medical services of the club.
With the slogan "Do not stop, today we save lives", the Mayor of Badalona city and the sports journalist Manu Sánchez gave the start of the first "Ponle Freno" race of the year 2019 that was celebrated for the first time in a city of Catalonia.
On the occasion of the World Day of Rare Diseases, also called minority, the Institut Guttmann in collaboration with the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol have celebrated one more year its Seminar on Rare Neuromuscular Diseases to explain part of what is being done in regarding the care of these patients.
The welcome was in charge of representatives of the Institut Guttmann and Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, accompanied by Dr. Cristina Nadal, representing CatSalut, and Mrs. Teresa González, First Deputy Mayor of the Badalona City Council.
This Tuesday, February 19, the presentation of the book "El cerebro que cura" took place in the new Guttmann Barcelona center, with the participation of the authors Álvaro Pascual-Leone of the University of Harvard and David Bartrés-Faz of the University of Barcelona.
This weekend the new Guttmann Barcelona has opened its doors to more than 1,500 people who have wanted to know the modern facilities and the activity that will take place there. Saturday and Sunday more than 40 professionals from the Institut Guttmann Foundation have been offering talks, workshops and experiences for adults and children in an informative and entertaining way to bring society and the neighborhood closer to work in neurosciences, brain health, and promotion of the independent life.
Last Thursday and thanks to the FC Barcelona Foundation, the youngest members of the Institut Guttmann, children rehabilitation patients accompanied by their parents and relatives, were able to enjoy the traditional open-door training of the first FC Barcelona football team at the Mini Estadi .
All of them could see their idols closer than ever, and they could go down to the grass, where they took pictures with the players. It was a very emotional moment!