Always with our senior citizens.

The ”la Caixa” Foundation programme for the Elderly, which has been running for over 100 years, aims to improve the quality of life of senior citizens by promoting programmes that seek to empower them and encourage personal growth to prevent loneliness and isolation.

This mission is achieved together with public authorities and collaborating entities.

We do this primarily by taking action in the following areas:

Network of centres

Through our network of centres for the elderly and the ”la Caixa” Foundation Espai centres, we help each personal project to be achieved, at the same time urging older people to play an active role by encouraging their participation in society.


Through the wide range of face-to-face workshops given at the centres, we help older people to acquire new knowledge and empower them through training and group activities, with the aim of fostering their personal development and improving social relations.

Engagement and volunteering

We make it easier for older people to participate in our society, to contribute their life experience and knowledge and thereby feel engaged.

Addressing loneliness

Implemented in collaboration with local authorities and various social organisations, ”la Caixa” Foundation’s Always Supported programme aims to combat the effects of loneliness suffered by many elderly people by encouraging supportive relationships that boost well-being, as well as empowering older people to tackle loneliness themselves. Since 2022, the programme is also being implemented in two cities in Portugal: Lisbon and Porto.