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Database: AT16

Created On Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:10 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
AT16
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
Plan60 – Anleitung zum (Un-)Ruhestand. Gesundheitsförderung für Ältere im Urbanen Setting (Modellprojekt)
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Plan 60 – Guidance for a disquiet status. Health promotion for older people in the urban setting (model project)
URL
http://www.fgoe.org/projektfoerderung/modellprojekte/aeltere-menschen-in-der-stadt
LANGUAGE German
AUTHOR
not defined

2 - CONTACT DATA AND TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION (NAME):
Research Institute of the Red Cross
ORGANIZATION (URL):
www.frk.or.at
COUNTRY:
Austria
TYPE (SME, Company, Community Centre, Health Centre, Educational Centre, Foundation,
Municipality, governmental institution, etc):
Research Association
ADDRESS:
Nottendorfer Gasse 21, A-1030 Vienna
TELEPHONE: +43179580
E-MAIL: Gert Lang ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  Private  
  In this case, please indicate the territorial
scope of the organization:
International

3 - TARGET POPULATION
Age range:
From: 60 to 75 years N/A
Older than: 60 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, Enhancing community participation, Providing opportunities for creative activities
Other: N/A
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):150 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:10
Number of units:10
Hours per unit:8

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
The main objectives of Plan60 – a model project of the Funds for a Healthy Austria – were to increase the quality of life of older people living in Vienna through activities and engagement, to activate and strengthen of resources older people have in special courses, to develop and provide relevant structures to realize ideas, and to promote health of older people through active involvement in social life. Mobilisation of health resources and functional competencies was aimed to reduce physical and mental burden.

In order to reach these aims these activities were put into practice: Advanced training (project management, public relations etc.), provision of the Netzwerkstatt: A new workplace for new ideas, applied project coaching: Experts give counselling to older people.

The most important part was empowerment courses: they supported a development of self-determination for the own life and health affairs. Moreover the courses empowered the creation of health promoting activities for peers. (Note: therefore the project distinguishes between the course and initiative group of participants)

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
Moderation materials, flip chart, paper and pencils, project folders, course curriculum and plan, concept of course evaluation, lists of other participants, information material (funders, addresses for lunch etc.)
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
The program was planned by the Research Institute of the Red Cross and was conducted by specialised trainers. Older people were supported to realize their ideas and to get involved as volunteers by highly qualified trainers.

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
Basic philosophy of the course concept was to build on the living situation and biography of older participants. In line with the idea of empowerment and resource orientation older participants were included to highlight their needs. A content-centered approach (older people brought in their own themes) was chosen in order to allow for an active, a creative and exploratory learning, the strengthening of the self and to promote independence and personal responsibility in the social contact with others. Moreover, this approach allowed the design of an open group climate and fosters communication between the participants.

In addition there was an orientation in relation to the individual behaviour. Because the courses were organised in closed groups individuals were able to experience the learning and empowerment process.

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
The course curriculum differentiates between 4 phases for which participants needed to participate actively and continuously, in a personal and practical way:
1. Entrance phase (Einstiegsphase): get to know each other, introduction of participants (wishes, motiavation, expectations) and group building.
2. Personal orientation phase (persönliche Orientierungsphase): travelling in the own biography, reflexion of the own living situation, reflexion of (own, other) images of ageing and the societal dimensions of the age phase, development of a future perspective.
3. Developmental and implementation phase (Erarbeitungs- und Umsetzungsphase): development of first ideas, creation of initiative groups, basic requirements for working in groups and teams, basic knowledge in project management, communication and conflict solution skills, researching information.
4. Closing phase (Abschlussphase): Presentation of initiatives, final reflection of the course, future views, certification, closing the course.

The first part is the empowerment and the second part is the competence training (knowledge and skills) Parallel to the course a support structure was established (communication, continuous supervision, coaching).

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

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

Pabst, B., Purner, I., Rappauer, A., Grundböck, A., Oberzaucher, N., Stadler-Vida, M., et al. (oJ). Plan60. Abschlussbericht des Modellprojekts Plan60. Gesundheitsförderung für Ältere im urbanen Setting (http://www.fgoe.org/hidden/downloads/Modellprojekte/ Gesamtbericht_Endversion.pdf). Wien: Forschungsinstitut des Roten Kreuzes.

Plan60. (without year). Anleitung zum (Un-)Ruhestand (Toolkit). Ein Handbuch zur Planung und Umsetzung eines Gesundheitsförderungsprogramms für ältere Menschen. Ein Ergebnis des Modellprojektes Plan60 (http://www.queraum.org/pdfs/Plan60_Toolkit.pdf). Wien: Forschungsinstitut des Roten Kreuzes.

Reiterer, B., & Amann, A. (2005). Die Wirkung von Kursen und Initiativgruppen auf ihre TeilnehmerInnen. Verhalten und Selbstwahrnehmung bzw. -beurteilung. Schlussbericht zur Wirkungsanalyse von Plan60 (http://www.fgoe.org/hidden/downloads/Modellprojekte/

Evaluation_Endbericht_Zentas.pdf). Wien: Zentrum für Alternswissenschaften und Sozialpolitikforschung, im Auftrag des Forschungsinstitut des Roten Kreuzes.

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