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Promotion of social-active lifestyle by educating society about healthy lifestyle and involving seniors and patients of diabetes

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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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Develop social responsible, educated and social active Society:

  • Improve quality of life for diabetics (senior, disabled) by educating about diabetic lifestyle
  • Educate society of healthy lifestyle, including risk factors of illnesses, early diagnosis and appropriate lifestyle for diabetics
  • Involve members into social processes, strengthen capacity of Society („Liepaja Diabetes society‖)

Target group
Direct  target  group  -  children,  youth  and  seniors  –  diabetics  and  their  families,  subjected  to  be social rejected and with poverty risk.

Location: Latvia, Liepaja city and Jurmala city.

Main activities
Activities of project targeted on education of target groups and facilitate early diagnosis, therefore improving quality of life. Activities:

  • Education of diabetics, Nordic walking activities;
  • 5 day training program for 18 members;
  • Information and popularization of healthy lifestyle
  • Involvement of members into social processes, strengthen capacity of Society
  • Administration and Publicity.

Theoretical and practical education for 80 diabetic patients and their families

  1. Trained 18 members by special 5 day program
  2. 300 people informed about healthy lifestyle, applied early diagnosis
  3. 40 people involved in active lifestyle
  4. Strengthened capacity of one active Society.
Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people,Seniors
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Kurzeme Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 6175.00 LVL / 8 786.23 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-17
Project Promoter: Society "Liepaja Diabetes society"
Partner(s): Liepājas city council, environment and health branches
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.12.2011.
Place of implementation: Liepāja, Jūrmala
Legal address: Aldara st.20/24, kab.316., Liepāja, LV-3401
Phone: 28387124; 29525755
Fax: 63422633