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Poverty, Loneliness (isolation), Very old age
The campaign has been existing since 1964 and provides social and recreational opportunities to its members. Once a week seniors have the possibility to meet up in one of 10 so-called "Tagesbegegnungsstätten" (meeting centres). The groups are run and supported by volunteers. Today, the initiative has about 500 members in the city of Graz.
Loneliness (isolation), Poor health state, Migration background, Poor access to services (e. g. ICT, means of transport)
The WHO-demonstration project \"Active Ageing!\" was carried out in three districts in Vienna from 2003 to 2005. The project intended to improve the health of socially disadvantaged older people and to combat social exclusion on basis of existing resources in the community. This was made possible by a multicultural and client-centred approach, including trained social workers and psychologists visiting the target group at home to find out about their expectations and needs. People at high risk of social exclusion are isolated people, members of socially and financially disadvantaged groups such as older migrants from former Yugoslavian countries or Turkey. In general, older migrants are badly informed about asserts and services existent in the community. Therefore the project worked on two levels: firstly on the basis of the individual needs, and secondly on the systemic level, in order to improve the social infrastructure in the districts.
Loneliness (isolation), Loss of job
This workshop helps people, who enter the 3rd age, to reflect on and plan this periode of change. Participants are supported to reflect what is really important for them, how they would reshape their lifestyle and to find out activities which are meaningful to them.
Poverty, Loneliness (isolation), Gender (with specific risks for women and men), Very old age, Migration background
The senior office acts as a networking and relay institution for various activities offered for elderly citizens in the city of Graz.
Loneliness (isolation), Gender (with specific risks for women and men), Very old age, Migration background, Poor access to services (e. g. ICT, means of transport)
The housing scheme “Denggenhof“ in the city of Graz has approximately 1500 inhabitants. The community management project “Denggenhof“ was launched in 1999 to promote active and representative participation towards enabling all community members to meaningfully influence the decisions that affect their lives and improve their living situation. Citizens are considered as experts of their life situations and are empowered to implement innovative ideas according to their individual interests and skills.
Poverty, Very old age, Poor health state
People who have to live in nursing homes are often excluded from society and social contacts. The only contacts they have are very often to professionals who take care of their bodily needs. Different scientific studies show, that due to lack of contact and activities diseases get worse faster. As soon as those people have regularly visitors depressions and dementia are less of a problem and increase slower. This is why it is important to the Volkshilfe Styria to provide social activities to all people who live in the 20 nursing homes in Styria. The visitors are volunteers who donate a part of their free time to socially excluded elderly people.
Loneliness (isolation), Poor access to services (e. g. ICT, means of transport)
The aim of the project is to promote the participation of older people in order to meet their needs and to enhance their self-responsibility.
Loneliness (isolation), Very old age, Poor health state, Poor access to services (e. g. ICT, means of transport)
Your next-door neighbour might be closer to you than a relative\' is a popular saying that emphasizes the importance of people living together. The Graz project \"Housing for Help\", launched by the association for promoting gerontology and the studies of senior citizens at Graz University (GEFAS), opens up new ways of living together for older and younger people. Sharing the household presents an alternative form of living together to the traditional family and provides a setting in which social contact can take place.
Poverty, Loneliness (isolation), Migration background, Poor access to services (e. g. ICT, means of transport)
The project was started in 2003 to promote the integration of senior migrant citizens´ interests into all offers for elderly citizens provided by the city of Vienna.
Poverty, Loneliness (isolation), Gender (with specific risks for women and men), Migration background, Loss of job
The MAGAPHON-University enables social disadvantaged people to obtain eductaion at university level by providing a series of lectured tailored to the needs and interests of the target group. All lectures are free of charge. The idea behind is \"the exchange of knowledge at the same level\" between professors teaching at university and socially disadvantaged (older) people.
"Minigolf comes to you" - promotes health and social contact among seniors
Loneliness (isolation), Gender (with specific risks for women and men), Poor health state, Loss of job
The aim of this project is to encourage men entering the third age as well as “young“ senior citizens to get involved as voluntary “social helpers“ for men with mental illnesses and disorders. Basically, social helpers support men with mental illnesses and disorders to participate actively in society and to promote their healthy attributes. Due to their new task, the prior target group also plays an active role in the community and social isolation can be prevented.
Loneliness (isolation), Very old age
Plan60 promotes the concepts of empowerment, participation and active ageing in Vienna. In so-called empowerment courses retired people are supported to develop and realise a wider range of projects, providing voluntary services in public and private organisations (museums, libraries and social institutions). These initiatives have attracted more than 500 elderly to spend time and work together.
Loneliness (isolation), Poor health state
The purpose of the project “points4action” is to link young people living in Graz with older adults. Young people are encouraged to devote volunteer services to older residents of nursing homes by reading, visiting, talking, taking walks, playing cards and participating in group activities.
The intergenerational project is built around a cooperation of the City of Graz, residential care facilities and other organisations and companies. After having attended a preparation course young participants are allowed to operate independently. However, they are supported by staff at the nursing homes, who coordinate their regular visits. To sustain interest over time, young volunteers receive a certain amount of points as a kind of recognition for their service. These points can be turned in for cinema tickets, theatre tickets or in restaurants.
Poverty, Loneliness (isolation), Migration background
“Park(T)raum“ is an intergenerational project with young social workers and older volunteers (mainly senior migrant citizens). Both groups supervise recreation parks in Vienna and provide entertainment to young children playing in the park. The aim is to form new coalitions across the boarders of generation and to strengthen intergenerational solidarity by integrating children, young adults, adults and senior citizens. In the first step, the project has been launched in two public parks in the 15th district of Vienna. The objectives of the project are:
- Promoting intergenerational contacts
- Promoting intercultural exchange
- Developing new kinds of entertainments (games, joint actions)
- Promoting mutual support and solidarity
- Raising awareness of the needs of the other groups
Furthermore, the project aims at building up cooperation between social services, child day associations, youth clubs and services for older citizens.
Poverty, Loneliness (isolation), Gender (with specific risks for women and men), Very old age, Poor health state, Poor access to services (e. g. ICT, means of transport)
"Lebenswerte Lebenswelten für ältere Menschen" is a best-practice model of community-based health promotion for the elderly commissioned by the Austrian Health Promotion Foundation. The three-year-project's aim is to develop, explore and evaluate innovative approaches or policies for community-development and empowerment of elderly population groups to improve their health-related quality of life and participation in social activities. The project started in March 2003 in 13 Styrian communities located in two districts. These districts differ in two criteria: population income and percentage of elderly people.
Loneliness (isolation), Gender (with specific risks for women and men)
Ripe Apples is a health promotion project for older women in rural regions. Due to changed living conditions an increasing number of people, and specially women, live to a ripe old age. So our community is getting older. The embedding in a social system, like family, work or clubs guarantees a higher quality of aging. But existing familial and social networks gets more and more lost. Therefore, women need assistance for the step from the second into the third period of life, into the post-professional and/or into the empty-nest phase. The project realised meeting points for women in communities in Styria, where women can meet .
Poverty, Loneliness (isolation), Very old age, Poor access to services (e. g. ICT, means of transport)
The senior exchange system of Hard was founded by two pensioners and is a local,non-profit exchange network in which all kinds of services can be traded. Neighbours and friends exchange services and time according to their individual facilities and knowledge. The kind of return service must be arranged between the participants.
Loneliness (isolation), Gender (with specific risks for women and men), Poor health state
Within the project trainers specialised for security provide free training units for older women in order to improve their ability for self-defence.
Loneliness (isolation), Very old age, Poor health state
Sinn, the German Word for the English "Sense" is meant as a philosophy for our old people's home. We do not only focus on a well balanced care but on several things to meet our customers individual needs and guarantee a fulfilled evening of life. We are a non-profit organization.
Loneliness (isolation), Very old age
SmS – Solidarity with Seniors - promotes volunteering for seniors at residential care homes. Senior volunteers are supported by highly-trained coordinators.
The activity started in 2003 in three residential care homes in Vienna to enrich the lives of residents and make work easier for employees. By now the activity has been expanded to all 31 nursing homes of the city.
Volunteers support the nursing home employees by visiting the elderly, reading out loud to them, organising excursions. They help to enhance the quality of life of the residents.
Poverty, Loneliness (isolation)
Volunteer Centre Tyrol acts as a link between people who wish to volunteer and organisations which involve volunteers in their work. It exists to involve a number of people more effectively in volunteer work to promote solidarity between people by
* encouraging people to engage in voluntary work
* providing an appropriate infrastructure
* encouraging and supporting of examples of good practice