Alzal House

Alzal House is a community day-care home for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, situated in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, in the very south of Italy. It opened in 2002 as the first adult care home in Lamezia Terme and today offers a wide range of activities such as handicrafts, self-management activities, organized day trips and short vacations, as well as group meetings and support for families.

The daily running of Alzal House is purposely shared with families, young civil service volunteers and students to encourage the dissemination of good social practices and assistance within the community. Encouraging the participation of people from all age groups fosters effective intergenerational communication – between young people, adults and the elderly – and narrows the generation gap, whilst ensuring stronger integration of the patient in the community.