Never Alone


Close to Culture dedicates the 2021/22 season to older people in situations of dependency and/or isolation

Mai Soles

Why older people?

As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, their access to culture has been particularly affected: the cultural outings of the elderly in vulnerable situations are the ones that have registered the strongest decrease within Close to Culture.

One of the big issues that affects these people is loneliness. We refer to the loneliness of those who live in residences, or who live at home but are users of day centers, Alzheimer's programs or other dementias.

Being alone or feeling alone is not the same. As the experts say, loneliness has become a public health problem and it is necessary that all agents of society work to find a solution. Confinement has allowed us to put ourselves in the shoes of people who have not been confined for months, but years, and who suffer from unwanted loneliness due to multiple reasons.

The COVID19 pandemic has also made evident the serious situation of the elderly and the undeniable negative effects that loneliness has on them. For this reason, this year, we focus our efforts on making these people visible under the slogan #NeverAlone.

Now that, little by little, we come out of the pandemic and celebrate the return of 100% of the capacity in cultural equipment, it is up to us to assume the responsibility that these people feel accompanied and are not excluded from the cultural offer because of their situation. We want to contribute our grain of sand by helping to improve their lives, fill it with art and joy, for them and their caregivers and essential people.


The 2021/22 season will focus on social organizations that work with the group of elderly people in a situation of isolation or dependency. These are residences, day centers, associations, foundations, services and social centers that face many challenges to improve the quality of life of older people.

With the collaboration of social entities and cultural facilities, we have designed a program of activities with the aim of giving visibility to the work they do of these social entities and how culture can help achieve a more inclusive society. .

These activities are aimed at professionals in cultural and social facilities. In each activity we will create a group of people to share experiences related to the elderly in a situation of isolation or dependency