Hostal España is an experimental project which intends to work with a community of elderly people, who live in a downtown hostel in the city of Leon. It proposes to create a group of people which considers, through audiovisual format and from their daily life, about basic topics that affect the old age: social environment, health, participation, autonomy, vulnerability, specific limitations in the rural environment, etc.

As Sharon R. Kaufman, professor of medical anthropology, has written: “For only by first knowing how the elderly view themselves, their lives, and the nature of old age can we hope to fashion a meaningful present and future for them and for those who follow”.