The Ibero-American Federation of Associations of Older Adults (FIAFAM, according to its Spanish acronym) (Spanish) is a not-for-profit organization that works in response to the need of older adults with and without disabilities to ensure respect for their dignity as persons and their rights as members of society. FIAPAM is made up of associations that work with and for older adults in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, France, Italy, and Portugal, to promote and advocate for the human rights of older adults with and without disabilities and to collaborate in the economic, political, and social development of the local people. The multinational nature of FIAPAM allows the Federation to be a bridge to achieve the active presence of older adults in Latin American in a global context and to generate a bond with organizations in Europe. FIAPAM’s motto, “Help Yourself by Helping Others”, demonstrates that FIAPAM is an organization of service and at the service of older adults with and without disabilities, working as a platform to create, coordinate, and value the intangible heritage of experience and wisdom of older adults.
FIAPAM’s work includes participating in and organizing events, forums, and congresses at a national and international level (Spanish) that bring together governments, experts, professionals, and national and international networks and organizations to discuss the need to establish public policies for older adults with and without disabilities and to create a favorable climate to incorporate older adults in their communities. FIAPAM also provides information on a variety of topics (Spanish) for older adults with disabilities, their families, service providers, and other interested stakeholders. These topics include Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, civil rights, active and healthy aging, and social policies and legislation. Finally, FIAPAM shares the latest news related to older adults, their rights, and more.