MICARE researchers visit Saldarriaga Concha Foundation in Colombia

Foto aérea de la ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia. Se ven muchas casas y edificios destacando uno muy alto que dice Colpatria

By Gabriela Campillo. Photo: Andrés Aparicio.

On July 18, our alternate director Marcela Tenorio and our associate researcher Andrés Aparicio visited the offices of the Saldarriaga Concha Foundation, a leader in elderly and disability work in the city of Bogotá, Colombia.

The researchers were received by Lina María González, Leader of Health and Well-being of the Foundation.

“It seemed relevant to us to establish a collaboration bridge with an actor that is very important in Colombian public policy and that is also an exemplar in the region. We hope that this first approach will allow us to mutually nurture our knowledge and initiatives”.

Marcela Tenorio, Alternate Director of MICARE and Professor of Psychology at Universidad de los Andes (Chile).

“Today it is a task as a society, and in particular as Latin American people, to work together around care. For us it is a pleasure to unite efforts and common interests with the MICARE Institute, which has been building trajectories with evidence regarding the inclusion and care of the elderly and people with disabilities”, said Lina María González.

The Saldarriaga Concha Foundation has 49 years of experience working with the elderly and people with disabilities. For that reason, MICARE started the conversations to establish a formal collaboration agreement between both institutions.

You can learn more about the work of this foundation on its website: