On 17/07/2019 in Cieszyn took place the first organizational meeting regarding the project: Visegrad cooperation for working with seniors.
The project is based on external support for institutions providing care for the elderly - Homes for Old Age and Social Welfare Homes from the border areas of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The project discussed the organization of an international conference on working with seniors; details of art therapy workshops for seniors and their functional care, training in methods of working with seniors who are struggling with dementia and other diseases. The preparation of specialist musical and therapeutic tools was also discussed, which will be used as part of workshops and then sent to social welfare homes. The project assumes support for the elderly and their carers, international integration and strengthening intergenerational dialogue. The main objective of the project is to prevent the exclusion of older people by establishing institutional cooperation and providing support to organizations performing care functions, thus promoting the principle of cooperation and assistance for seniors. Information on the project will be published on an ongoing basis on the project leader's website: Eurpe Grouping of Territorial Cooperation TRITIA z o.o. (www.egtctritia.eu).
The partner organizations in the project are: Center for Social Services and services for seniors Zákamenné, Center for Social Services Horelica, Poviat Social Welfare Center Pogodna Jesień in Cieszyn, Social Welfare Home Bethany, Social Services Center Český Těšín, příspěvková organizace, 9Sił Foundation, Social enterprise Sv. Josefa, ops, House of seniors under the patronage of Saint. Elżbieta, the Convent of the Elżbietanek Sisters in Jabłonków, the Cambio Foundation, the Vbrno House of Peaceful Old Age.
The project is financed under the International Visegrad Fund.