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Database: AT14

Created On Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:04 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
AT14
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
Frauenherbst
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Women’s Autumn
URL
http://www.frauenbewegung-wien.at/schwerpunkte/frauenherbst
LANGUAGE German
AUTHOR
not defined

2 - CONTACT DATA AND TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION (NAME):
Katholische Frauenbewegung
ORGANIZATION (URL):
http://www.kfb.at/
COUNTRY:
Austria
TYPE (SME, Company, Community Centre, Health Centre, Educational Centre, Foundation,
Municipality, governmental institution, etc):
Religious organisation
ADDRESS:
Speigelgasse 3/II, A-1010 Vienna
TELEPHONE: N/A
E-MAIL: Christine Plank: +43-1-51552-3695, 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:
National

3 - TARGET POPULATION
Age range:
From: 50 to 70 years N/A
Older than: 50 years  
Gender: Females
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)
Promoting a healthy lifestyle, Providing opportunities for learning and studying, Providing opportunities for creative activities
Other: N/A
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):65 N/A N/A
(EXPECTED) DURATION OF THE Programme/Service/Activity: N/A
Begin (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A
End (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A or Number of weeks:either in the morning or afternoon, during the week or on weekend
Number of units:8
Hours per unit:2.5

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
The service is a seminar series for older women in third age for the development of personality (the course description points out: “it is not a therapy”).

After 50 years of age older women are facing new challenges (empty nest phase, retirement, changing value system, different physical and mental health. Therefore the seminar series is offering a framework to deal with these major life changes and helps to cope with them.

Women are supposed to carry out a “positioning” in the seminars about their age, their body, about sexuality in age, generational conflicts, and older women in society, barriers, conflicts, anxieties and sorrows as well as taking leave of someone. Occupying one with these age-relevant themes and topics will help older women to cope with changes and challenges and support them in making an important contribution to their psychosocial health (eg emotional support, self-respect, dignity; lifelong learning, education of older people). The seminars strengthen the individual competencies for an active ageing and strategies for it.

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
d.k.
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
The seminar series is implemented by specially educated women. The project is still sustainable since it is still carried out by the Catholic church in Austria in different Federal States and regions.

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
d.k.

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Seminars with older women (50+) are carried out. The seminar series offers a constructive reflection of older women and (their) ageing process and the associated changes and challenges.

The course description mentions that Women's autumn provides an opportunity
• to stop and to clarify the current situation
• in retrospect yet to recognize and accept lived and unlived
• drop old fashioned, not needed and frozen things
• to set the way in new way
• to give life a new content, give new meaning
• to reflect the faith and to live independently.

The covered themes are: happiness, positioning of self, my life track, fears and concerns, self-worth, my body, understand and be understood, to let go, to set the course, interim lifetime results, goodbyes, sexuality in old age, generation gaps, being an older women in society, my limits, behaviour in conflict situations, how to say no, ma image of God, suffering and worries, prayer as a power source, rituals, review, and outlook.

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

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

kfb. (Leaflet). Frauenherbst. Ein Bildungsangebot der Katholischen Frauenbewegung.

Location : UPLOAD FILES (.pdf)