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Database: GR08

Created On Friday, 08 November 2013 13:01 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
GR08
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
GrandCareNet
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: GrandCareNet
URL
http://www.grandcarenet.gr
LANGUAGE Greek
AUTHOR
The Greek Institute of Gerontology & Urban Sociology on Ageing

2 - CONTACT DATA AND TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION (NAME):
The Greek Institute of Gerontology & Urban Sociology on Ageing
ORGANIZATION (URL):
http://www.gigusa.org/
COUNTRY:
Greece
TYPE (SME, Company, Community Centre, Health Centre, Educational Centre, Foundation,
Municipality, governmental institution, etc):
Non Profit Organisation
ADDRESS:
16-18, Peiraios Str., Omonoia, Athens
TELEPHONE: 211 7106900
E-MAIL: 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:
National

3 - TARGET POPULATION
Age range:
From: N/A to N/A years N/A
Older than: N/A years  
Gender: Unisex
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
Elderly People

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)
Enhancing community participation, Providing opportunities for learning and studying
Other: N/A
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):N/A N/A N/A
(EXPECTED) DURATION OF THE Programme/Service/Activity: Not defined
Begin (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):2012
End (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A or Number of weeks:N/A
Number of units:N/A
Hours per unit:N/A

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
In cooperation with Grand Care, a recently opened private nursing home in Athens, the Greek Institute of Gerontology & Urban Sociology on Ageing has launched a corporate bi-monthly magazine for the European Year 2012, named “GrandCareNet”.
The magazine provides a better understanding of older people's values, emotions, and buying behaviour, as well as their hopes for maintaining sustainable relationships with their families and communities.

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
Magazine, staff (journalists, experts, columinsts etc.)
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
The Greek Institute of Gerontology & Urban Sociology on Ageing
Non-profit organisation whose aim is to promote scientific research and study of social phenomena and issues in Greece, related to the ageing population, particularly in cities. The main purpose of the Institute is to undertake actions, programs and initiatives in co-operation with reputable social institutions to acquire knowledge on the social, psychological, and biological aspects of ageing, and increase older people's quality of life.

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
Copies of the magazine are delivered to the Open Care Centres for Older people (KAPI), that operate as meeting points in neighbourhoods throughout Athens and offer services to active older Athenians (approximately 120 clubs). Feedback from KAPI social workers indicates that the magazine enhances social and cultural participation of the senior club members. Moreover, the magazine's interactive column entitled “Your voice-join the net” accepts a great number of letters, poems and positive comments by the older Athenians themselves.

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
GrandCareNet is the first free-press magazine about senior care in Greece. It is a lifestyle magazine designed not only for seniors, but also those who are either responsible for their care or interested in ageing issues. The magazine's material is mainly covered by senior volunteers who also occasionally act as columnists.

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

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

http://www.grandcarenet.gr

Location : UPLOAD FILES (.pdf)