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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 the Project is to facilitate cooperation between people at preretirement and retirement age, through providing common activities, socialization, promotion of  the idea of getting old in a an active way, and improve the quality of life for people at preretirement and retirement age in region of Cesis.

As a result of the activities there will be established Community foundation with aim to get support from society to organize activities for older generation and improve their quality of life. The target group is people at preretirement and retirement age from Cesis and other surrounding municipalities. After data from Local municipality of Cesis there are 6894 people of age group:

  • 50 – 57 years = 1762
  • 57 – 62 years = 1090
  • 62 – an older = 4042

There are some NGOs in region of Cesis, which are active working with the target group of this Project. Every organisation and nonformal groups are planning and organising activities separately at  the  moment.  With  common  activities  there  will  be  encouraged  cooperation  and  creation  of Senior foundation. The involvement of target group is important and it is especially pointed out in Life-long  learning  activity  plan  from  2007    -  2013.  Within  the  Project  there  will  be  developed different activities to reach the aim of the Project: five different movement workshops, 7 creative workshops,  Summer  school  to  improve  the  quality  of  life  and  promoting  active  life  at  age  of preretirement  and  retirement  period  as  well  as  involve  target  group  in  active  community  life.
There will be  about 600 participants involved in activities of the project.

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Vidzeme Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 19911.36 LVL / 28 331.31 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-194
Project Promoter: Society „Womens resourse centre „Joy””
Partner(s): society "Cēsu pilsētas pensionāru biedrība "Cēsu pensionāri""
Start date of project: 01.12.2010.
Project finish date: 30.11.2011.
Place of implementation: Cēsis, Cēsu county
Legal address: Valmieras st.17A, Cēsis, Cēsis county, LV-4101
Phone: 29488942
Fax: 64123733