Project title:

Fit and healthy towards old age!

Project acronym:


Project Promoter:

Adult Education Centre Jesenice

Project Partners:

Partner 1: Municipality of Bled

Partner 2: Association of Pensioners Bled

Partner 3: Municipality of Bohinj

Partner 4: Institute of St. Martin

Partner 5: Municipality of Gorje

Partner 6: Association of Pensioners Gorje

Partner 7: Municipality of Jesenice

Partner 8: Municipality of Kranjska gora

Partner 9: Home Shearwater

Partner 10: Municipality of Žirovnica

Partner 11: Association of Pensioners Žirovnica

Partner 12: Municipality of Radovljica

Partner 13: Adult Education Centre Radovljica

Project duration:

03.02.2015 - 31.07.2016

Total eligible costs of the project:

180,093.00 EUR

Project grant:

171,088.35 EUR

Programme Area:

Public health initiatives

General objective of the project:

Life-style related diseases prevented or reduced

Project summary:

The main objective of the project is to promote health among older residents of Zgornja Gorenjska region. The population is aging. In Zgornja Gorenjska region the number of people over 55, which is the target group of the project, has already reached one-third of the population. The main cause for the occurrence of chronic diseases, which reduce the number of healthy years despite the increasing life expectancy, is unhealthy lifestyle. The project takes a holistic approach to solving this problem. The Programme for maintenance of good health for the elderly will be developed and implemented in the form of education, training sessions and workshops. The project will provide the introduction of changes in the lifestyle of elderly on mental, physical and spiritual level. Participation of older people in the project will be based on an individual approach. The Programme for maintenance of good health for the elderly will be carried out at seven different locations, thereby ensuring easier access for the elderly. The project includes all municipalities, associations of pensioners, elderly care nursing homes and adult education organizations working in the Zgornja Gorenjska region.

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