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Database: AT05

Created On Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:28 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
AT05
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
Servus – Sozialzentrum Würnitz
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Servus – Social center Würnitz
URL
www.sozialzentrum-wuernitz.at/
LANGUAGE German
AUTHOR
not defined

2 - CONTACT DATA AND TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION (NAME):
SERVUS Sozialzentrum Würnitz
ORGANIZATION (URL):
www.sozialzentrum-wuernitz.at/
COUNTRY:
Austria
TYPE (SME, Company, Community Centre, Health Centre, Educational Centre, Foundation,
Municipality, governmental institution, etc):
Communty centre
ADDRESS:
Kirchengasse 1 (Pfarrhof), A-2112 Würnitz
TELEPHONE: (+43 664 643
E-MAIL: Maria Luise Kasess ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  Public  
  In this case, please indicate the territorial
scope of the organization:
Local

3 - TARGET POPULATION
Age range:
From: N/A to N/A years Not defined
Older than: N/A years  
Gender: Unisex
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
N/A

4 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MIND FITNESS PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY (NB: Should the program, service or activity be included into more than one category, please select the most representative category for that PSA. But, REMEMBER: THE PSA MUST BE SELECTED ONLY IN CASE THAT MENTAL FITNESS / MENTAL WELLBEING IS INCLUDED IN ITS GENERAL AIMS OR GOALS. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD NOT SELECT IT. The characteristics below are the means, not the goal)
Strengthening positive relationships, Providing opportunities for learning and studying
Other: N/A
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):2 EUR (+1 EUR for coffee/cakes) N/A N/A
(EXPECTED) DURATION OF THE Programme/Service/Activity: Not defined
Begin (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A
End (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A or Number of weeks:every week
Number of units:N/A
Hours per unit:N/A

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
The aim of the project is to help older seniors to stay physically and mentally fit as long as possible. It is especially developed for those who has no family members anymore and who live alone in a rural area. Hence it support socially lonely older people to get in contact with other people and combines it with promoting physical and mental fitness.

The social community centre offers measures for older people on several days a week, activities like physical gymnastics, sewing, knitting, card playing etc. But also needs and wishes of participants are taken into account (eg visiting concerts, excursions, workshops, seminars for further education, etc.).

On every Wednesday during the week an education afternoon takes place in which different aspects/themes of older people were covered (eg different countries, old songs and poems, cognitive and memory training via Sudoku, biography work, ecological sensitization.

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
Participants get learning materials during every session which they can take home and collect.
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
All activities are carried by volunteers who are working for the social community centre which are about 25-30 persons. They are involved in the planning of the programme and the organisation of the educational events. Furthermore the attend further education. Furthermore participants are encouraged to give inputs (needs and interests).

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
Normally it follows this structure (eg “grand mothers household remedies”):
1. Social warm-up and come-together (socialising and preparation time)
2. Input of an educator about a specific theme (eg 45 minutes about how herbals can be used which help to cure age related illnesses and symptoms, educator shows herbals and participants can touch and smell it, books about the issue can be looked at and there is a possibility to search the herbals in the nature directly)
3. Delivery of learning material which they can take home (eg summary of most important content with big letters)
4. Discussion about the topic (during and after the input) aiming to foster questioning and knowledge exchange.

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
The education service offers a broad range of possibilities to participate. A positive aspect is that is aims to include older people suffering from social loneliness on a rural basis. It is innovative because of its structures of organisation (volunteers and possibilities for suggestions). Nevertheless it builds upon a deliberately used concept of education and learning which help to involve also people with low level of education.

9 - ADDITIONAL COMMENTS / CONCLUSIONS / RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUR
MATERIAL/COURSE
N/A

10 - RELATED REFERENCES (BIBLIOGRAPHY AND/OR INTERNET LINKS)

Servus Sozialzentrum Würnitz. (2012, 28.03.2013). Jahresbericht Juli 2011-Juli 2012 (http://www.sozialzentrum-wuernitz.at/Jahresbericht%202012.pdf).

Servus Sozialzentrum Würnitz. (2013, 28.03.2013). Generationen-Programm, SeniorInnen-Treff, Nachbarschafts-Service. from http://www.sozialzentrum-wuernitz.at/

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