The Mis Corazones Alegres Foundation is a non-profit organisation aimed at improving the quality of life of older adults by providing them with board and lodging and personal care. The project has around 20 older adults in its care, and is currently working from a rented house in the Manrique area of Medellín.
Most of the adults cared for have very few economic resources and suffer from one or more serious disabilities including Alzheimer, the after-effects of stroke, diabetes, early-stage cancer etc. They are looked after by professionally licensed and trained staff.
The main objective of the foundation is to develop activities which help promote an active life for these people through culture, recreation, physical exercise, work therapy and events which are conducive to family and community integration.