Programme of the Project Seminar

09.00 – 09.15 Opening of the seminar.
Vocal group “Aspazija”, Latvian Disabled Women’s Association “Aspazija”.
Ruta Klimkane, Project Steering group member, Head of Employment Division, Riga City Council.
Vivita Kikule, Head of Public Health Promotion and Prevention Division, Deputy Head of Health Care Administration, Riga City Council.

09.15 – 09.35 Healthy ageing is active ageing.
Solvita Klavina-Makrecka, Head of Health Promotion Unit, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, coordinator at National Healthy Cities Network.

09.35 – 09.50 Regular activities of the Latvian Red Cross and projects implemented to improve the quality of life for seniors.
Agnese Trofimova, Head of International and Public Relations.

09.50 – 10.00 Introduction of the participants.

10.00 – 10.15 ‘’Let us be active!’’ aims to support the health and wellbeing of seniors in Pärnu, Riga and Turku – presentation of the Project.
Karolina Mackiewicz, Project Manager                                                   

10.30 – 11.00 Presentation of the results of the ‘’Let us be active!’’ survey for seniors and professionals in Pärnu.

Kandela Õun, Tartu University Pärnu Colleague.

11.00 – 11.30 Presentation of the results of the ‘’Let us be active!’’ survey for seniors and professionals in Riga.
Aija Vecenane, Project Coordinator, Riga

11.30 – 12.00 Presentation of the results of the ‘’Let us be active!’’ survey for seniors and professionals in Turku.
Nea Kosonen, Project Coordinator, Turku 

12.00 – 12.30 What did we learn from the survey? – questions, discussion and comments from experts.

13.30 – 14.00 Social inclusion of older people – challenges and areas for action.

Reija Heinola, Programme Director at the Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged.

14.00 – 14.30 Senior volunteering – great idea but how to do it?

Saija Ohtonen – Jones, Project Coordinator at the Finnish Red Cross.

14.30 – 15.00 Group work 1 – What can ‘’Let us be active!’’ do for seniors?

15.15 – 15.45 Group work 2 – What should we include in the Guidelines for Social Workers?

15.45 – 16.00 What are we going to do next?

16.00    Closing of the seminar.