he Youth Ability Camp, the first pediatric campus organized by the Institut Guttmann, was held from June 25 to 28, 2019, and there were 16 young people between 10 and 18 years old, all of them patients of the Institut Guttmann with acquired brain damage and cerebral palsy. On the Campus, in addition to enjoying sports and cultural activities such as the visit to the Natural Sciences Museum, tennis, paddle surfing, volleyball, etc., young people have worked on therapeutic aspects related to cognitive rehabilitation such as memory, planning tasks, organizing and activities of daily life.
Yesterday started the Youth Ability Camp, a summer campus organized by the Institut Guttmann where 16 young people between 10 and 18 years old participate, all of them patients of the Institut Guttmann with acquired brain damage and cerebral palsy.
Until June 28, they will enjoy sports and cultural activities such as a visit to the Museum of Natural Sciences, tennis, paddle surfing, volleyball, etc., and they will work on therapeutic aspects related to cognitive rehabilitation such as memory, the planning of tasks and the organization of activities in daily life.
From the 3rd to the 7th June we celebrate the Environment Week in the Institut Guttmann, to share and commit ourselves, both professionals, patients and relatives, to take an active role in the care of our planet.
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.