Our Network

The partners that make our network possible
and with whom we have conducted research activities

  • ACAIS – Associação do Centro de Apoio aos Idosos Sanjoanenses

    ACAIS is located in S. João da Madeira, near Porto, and promotes several activities for seniors. Particularly, we like seeing  seniors learning how to use new technologies, namely computers and tablets.

  • ATL de “Pontas” Augusto Lessa e Costa Cabral

    Junta de Freguesia de Paranhos created ATL de “Pontas”, which provides children of the primary school a wide range of recreational, educational, sporting and sociocultural activities.

  • Cantinho dos Avós

    Cantinho dos Avós is a living centre that belongs to Junta de Freguesia de Paranhos. It is near Fraunhofer and we are always warmly welcomed by the seniors.

  • Centro de Dia para Doentes de Alzheimer S. João de Deus

    Day-Care Center for Alzheimer´s disease patients S. João de Deus integrates Hospital Conde Ferreira, in Porto, and belongs to Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto.

  • Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

    Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (CHTMAD) is a public hospital in northern Portugal providing health services in many medical specialties.

  • Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos

    Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos is a health institution comprising Hospital Pedro Hispano , Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde and Área de Cuidados Continuados.

  • Agrupamento de Escolas Eugénio de Andrade

    Agrupamento de Escolas Eugénio de Andrade is a public school in Porto. By joining COLABORAR it gave a very important contribution to our project.

  • AISA – Associação de Apoio Social N.ª Sr.ª da Assunção

    AISA – Associação de Apoio Social N.ª Sr.ª da Assunção is an institution in Cascais, near Lisbon, that has a day care centre for seniors and provides home care. We are glad it joined us!

  • APDPk – Associação Portuguesa de Doentes de Parkinson

    The APDPk develops activities that contribute to improve the conditions of life for Parkinson’s Disease patients, increase information and awareness on the Parkinson’s Disease and support research of new therapeutic solutions.

  • Associação de Estudantes da Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra

    AE-ESTeSC is an association that represents the students of the ESTeSC. It acts as a link between the students and the school executive bodies and defends students’ rights. Furthermore, it organizes many activities: scientific, cultural, sports, amongst other.

  • Associação dos Idosos e Deficientes do Penedo

    Associação dos Idosos e Deficientes do Penedo is an institution located in Cascais, near Lisbon, and comprises a day care centre, a senior home and home care.

  • Associação Social e Cultural de S. Nicolau

    At Associação Social e Cultural de S. Nicolau the atmosphere is very cozy and the elderly receive Fraunhofer Portugal researchers warmly.

  • Atlas – Cooperativa Cultural (Universidade Sénior Intercultural)

    Atlas promotes various training courses in different areas, especially the senior university where seniors can continue to learn.

  • Casa da Cultura de Paranhos

    At Casa da Cultura de Paranhos (Junta de Freguesia de Paranhos) several events, as well as social and cultural activities take place. There is always an opportunity for seniors to stay active and enjoy the different facets of the culture.

  • Centro de Convívio da Gruta de Arca D’Água – Junta de Freguesia de Paranhos

    The Centro de Convívio da Gruta de Arca D’Água promotes activities that meet the leisure preferences of the elderly population of Paranhos, such as Afternoon Ball, card games and Tai Chi; it is also a place where the elderly like to go hang out with friends. The Junta de Freguesia also promotes various courses in Informatics for the elderly throughout the year.

  • Centro de Convívio da Junta de Freguesia de Cedofeita

    At Centro de Convívio da Junta de Freguesia de Cedofeita seniors spend their afternoons between animated conversations and dominoes.

  • Centro de Convívio da Junta de Freguesia de Matosinhos

    At Centro de Convívio da Junta de Freguesia de Matosinhos we always find seniors in good-tempers; beyond socializing, they participate in the theater group, as well as in the choir and ensemble. They rehearse weekly for their performances in parties and anniversaries – and they manage to create a very fun environment!

  • Centro de Convívio da Junta de Freguesia de Rio Tinto

    Boccia is the favorite sport of seniors from Centro de Convívio da Junta de Freguesia de Rio Tinto. They have already participated in the Championship of Portugal Senior Individual Boccia, in addition to the inter-institutional Boccia Tournament.

  • Centro de Convívio para Idosos do Bonfim

    Activities at Centro de Convívio para Idosos da Junta de Freguesia do Bonfim are very diverse and cover physical, mental and social facets. It is with great affection and enthusiasm that seniors participate in our usability tests and questionnaires conducted at the Centre; and when they come to Fraunhofer, liveliness and good spirits are guaranteed!

  • Centro Social da Foz do Douro

    The Centro Social da Foz do Douro is a very nice place of Living for elderly.

  • Centro Social da Paróquia de Nossa Senhora da Boavista

    Harmony reigns among the elderly attending the Centro Social de Nossa Senhora da Boavista. We always spend pleasant moments in the company of these seniors, who share with us very rich life stories.

  • Centro Social da Paróquia de Nossa Senhora da Conceição

    In this center, the afternoons are spent playing cards. These elderly are very curious regarding our tests and like to talk about our work!

  • Centro Social da Sé Catedral do Porto

    The Centro Social da Sé Catedral do Porto is located in the centre of the city of Porto and provides its seniors activities such as gymnastics and crafts.

  • Centro Social das Antas

    This is the one centre collaborating with FhP since the beginning! The activities that the elderly like the most are crafts, singing and dancing. Researchers really like to go there and are always welcomed with great joy by the elderly!

  • Centro Social de Soutelo

    Centro Social de Soutelo comprises three structures dedicated to seniors and dependent people: day care centre, living centre and home care. This centre promotes several activities, in order to contribute for the active and health ageing of the population. Every time we go to the centre, we meet our senior friends in goods spirits and in the mood to participate in our tests with smartphones.

  • Centro Social Paroquial de Rio Tinto

    Centro de Convívio do Centro Social de Rio Tinto offers its users various socio-cultural activities, such as gymnastics, handicrafts and birthday celebrations. Older people really like to participate in the folk dance group because they have much fun singing and dancing.

  • CICCOPN – Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria da Construção Civil e Obras Públicas do Norte

    Professional Training Center of Industry and Construction and Public Works of North  (CICCOPN) is an education institution dedicated to the training for young people and adults in the area of construction.

  • CIMPOR – Cimentos de Portugal, SGPS, SA

    CIMPOR is a company and its business is the production of cement, concrete, aggregates, mortars and cement glue. Its employees can participate on COLABORAR.

  • Clínica Psicológica VOMAP

    Clínica Psicológica VOMAP is located in Lisbon. It promotes services of psychological assistance, particularly clinical psychology and is involved in the treatment of patients with Dementia and Depression.

  • CliniCuidados – Apoio Domiciliário e Saúde

    CliniCuidados offers clinical and non-clinical home services to promote the well-being and quality of life of its clients. Its services comprise home care, night care, personal hygiene and comfort, tele-assistance and assistive products. It offers healtcare services, both at the clinic and at home. It promotes several actions in the area of health  and disease prevention.

     

  • CRPG – Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia

    CRPG is an institution providing rehabilitation services to victims of illness or accident, towards their reintegration within professional, family and social realms.

  • Escola Profissional de Economia Social – Academia José Moreira da Silva

    Escola Profissional de Economia Social – Academia José Moreira da Silva is a school located in Porto, offering many professional courses, such as Secretarial, Asset Recovery, Accounting and Security and Aquatic Rescue.

  • ESTeSC – Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra

    ESTeSC is an organic unity of Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, where various undergraduate, Masters and Postgraduate courses in health technologies are taught. ESTESC also develops research activities in health and maintains a strong connection to the community through scientific and cultural activities

  • ESTSP – Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Porto

    ESTSP is an institution of higher education dedicated to the teaching and research in the areas of technologies applied to health. It also provides services to the community in the areas of health sciences and technologies.

  • Fundação Dr. José Lourenço Júnior

    This IPSS is located in Abiul, in the municipality of Pombal. Its activity is focused on the Support for the Elderly and on the Sociocultural and Artistic Promotion of the Community. It has a Residential Structure, a Day Care Center and Home Support service, and is certified under the norm NP EN ISO 9001. It provides a set of services that ensure the social integration, well-being and quality of life of the citizens in the third age and promotes support to the community through the development of social projects and programs of socio-cultural promotion and development.

  • Hospital de S. João, E.P.E.

    The Hospital de S. João, located in Porto, is part of the National Health Service. It is the largest hospital in Northern Portugal and the second largest in the country, providing various medical and surgical specialties.

  • Idade Ativa – Serviços Gerontológicos e Apoio Domiciliário 24h

    Idade Ativa – Serviços Gerontológicos e Apoio Domiciliário 24h provide gerontology appointments, 24h home support, geriatric rehabilitation and physiotherapy, support for dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease, or other types of dementia), Parkinson’s Disease, among other services and activities for seniors and their caregivers.

  • Instituto Cultural da Maia

    The Instituto Cultural da Maia offers the elderly the opportunity for an active aging through various activities and disciplines, such as Theater, Literature, Computer classes, History, Painting, etc.

  • IPO Porto

    The IPO (Instituto Português de Oncologia Dr. Francisco Gentil, E.P.E.) is an integrated hospital in the National Health Service specializing in oncological diseases.

  • Junta de Freguesia de Paranhos – Informática para Seniores

    Through the partnership between Junta de Freguesia de Paranhos and COLABORAR, seniors who attend Informatics courses organized by Junta de Freguesia de Paranhos also have the opportunity to integrate COLABORAR and participate in our research activities.

  • Lar Pereira de Lima – Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto

    Lar Pereira de Lima has also associated itself with COLABORAR. It is owned by Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto, it is located in Vila Nova de Gaia and it offers a wonderful view over the Douro River.

  • Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro

    The Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro is an institution dedicated to the development of activities of health education, screenings, patient support and support for research and training.

  • Mentes Activas da Unidade de Cuidados na Comunidade da Boavista

    The initiative «Mentes Activas» is a weekly activity for seniors, organized by UCC Boavista that aims to stimulate seniors cognitively through games, health education, trekking, etc.

  • Município de Alfândega da Fé

    Alfândega da Fé is a municipality in Portugal well-known for its delicious cherries. It promotes several activities in the social area, especially for the Third Age and we are happy that it also integrates COLABORAR.

  • Physio Mondego

    Physio Mondego is a private physiotherapy unit located in Coimbra and offers services of physiotherapy, with a special focus on age related diseases and problems, such as falls.

  • Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

    Through a humanitarian approach, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa pursues social action, provision of health care, education and culture, and the promotion of the quality of life, particularly for the benefit of those in greater need of protection. In so doing, it directly fulfills social needs in Lisbon, participates or collaborates on national or international projects of population research, has health services through two hospitals, offers teaching and training and does social work with children, youth, families, communities and elderly people.

     

  • Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto – SAD Manto Azul

     SAD Manto Azul  is the home support service of Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto and supports many users.

  • SAOM – Serviço de Assistência das Organizações de Maria

    This center provides various activities for the elderly, such as Gymnastics, Handicrafts, Reading Club and several cultural tours.

  • Terapeuta Catarina Jácome – Fisioterapeuta Especializada na Doença de Parkinson

    Catarina Jácome is a physiotherapist specialized in the field of physical therapy for Parkinson’s Disease patients.

  • Universidade Sénior Contemporânea

    Universidade Sénior Contemporânea offers a wide range of disciplines aimed at senior citizens and also offers various activities such as lectures, trips and cultural tours.