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Development of Lifelong Learning for Seniors of Pāvilosta and Intergenerational Cooperation

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Source of Funding: Swiss - Latvian Cooperation Programme 2009-2012
Program: NGO Fund of Swiss - Latvian cooperation program

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Aim of project is to promote civil society's contribution to economic and social cohesion as important actors of development and participation, support activities, what improve existence seniors of Pavilosta district.


Project Summary:

Aim of project is to promote civil society's contribution to economic and social cohesion as important actors of development and participation, support activities, what improve existence seniors of Pavilosta district. Target group of project are about 200 seniors of Pavilosta district. Project start time is 2011. Timeframe of activities are 12 month. Project activities: support people with mobility defects, equips with wheelchairs lift, for seniors, who have difficulty climbing stairs, organize 15 training courses about different themes, what interested seniors, two experience change between another no- governmental senior organization, cooperation between generations and giving experience for new generation, popularization physical active lifestyle between seniors. Publicity about project realization, targets, aims and results in regional press.



Project results:
  • In order to allow seniors with disabilities and health problems to get access to seminar rooms, Pāvilosta library, and events taking place on the first floor of the municipal building a lift-up chair was purchased;
  • Training premises have been equipped with eight adjustable tables that ensured valuable training during the project and is expected to be used also in future training events;
  • In theoretical and practical classes (138 hours, 25–30 participants in each activity, on average), seniors have learned several important basic skills for improving quality of their lives:
    • skills in working with a computer and internet;
    • basic knowledge of English;
    • knowledge in maintaining and improving their health: Nordic walking, using herbal teas for strengthening one's health, philosophy of healthy lifestyle by using rubbing and crawling methods by Inese Ziņģīte;
    • knowledge in floristics, decorative gardening, and decoupage technique;
  • 30 young people have participated in practical classes (in total, 96 hours), where 30 seniors both led classes and participated in joint cooking classes where all participants taught each other, cultivated small gardens and made various handicraft articles;
  • Two exhibitions of the works created during the project were organised — one during Pāvilosta Town Festival and the other during Christmas time;
  • Three mutual experience sharing visits for seniors were organised to seniors' NGOs in Virga, Nīca, and Smiltene;
  • Health day "Nāc, piedalies!" (Come, Join Us!) was organised, during which seniors together with 22 students of secondary school, 20 youth guards, and children at risk of social exclusion learned Nordic walking under the guidance of Nordic walking instructor, and participated in the gala evening by taking part in various sports activities on the seaside and spending the evening at a fireplace;
  • Seniors together with young people visited Pāvilosta old people's home, where they gave concerts, presented self-made gifts, and spent some time discussing issues of mututal interest.
Target group: Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Kurzeme Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 21755.00 LVL / 30 954.58 EUR
Amount of Grant Spent: 21687.16 LVL / 30 858.05 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-228
Project Promoter: Saka County Open Public Fund "Saka County Senior Citizens' Foundation (Sakas novada atklātais sabiedriskais fonds "Sakas novada pensionāru nodibinājums")
Partner(s): Pāvilosta county council
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.12.2011.
Place of implementation: Kurzeme region, Pāvilosta, Pāvilostas county
Contact information: Dzintaru iela 73, Pāvilosta, Pāvilostas novads, LV- 3466
Phone: 63498202; 63484561
Fax: 63484567
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www: http://www.pavilosta.lv