“Elderly Care Week”
The Macedonia Red Cross from November 19 to 25, 2018 will mark the “Elderly Care Week” under the motto: “We are all their children”.
The aim of marking this week is to raise public awareness of the need for increased integration of the elderly in all spheres of social life, as well as the need to provide care and assistance to the elderly.
Within the framework of the Regional Project “Taking Action for Social Inclusion of the Elderly”, supported by the European Union, financially supported by the Austrian Red Cross and the Austrian Development Agency, implemented by the Macedonian Red Cross in partnership with the Humanity Association, it is provided support for the celebration of the week, for which promotional materials are leaflets with convenient content for informing the elderly about their rights from social and health care.
Despite the members of IncluzivaM, also in the celebration of the week will be included six citizens associations, winners of sub-grantees who implemented projects for social inclusion of the elderly.
The Macedonian Red Cross in cooperation with the association Humanity on November 19, 2018 will organize a workshop with representatives of the media in order to familiarize them with topics of importance for the elderly, topics covered by the members of the Inclusion network.
During the week through the Red Cross branches and the City Red Cross of Skopje, as well as the members of IncluzivaM, and others associations, the following activities will be organized: action for free blood glucose monitoring and blood pressure of the elderly, workshops with representatives of governmental institutions, civil and private sectors to encourage active aging activities, visits to old people, lonely and frail people in their homes,, involving young Red Cross volunteers and health care employees (granting assistance,, free check ups etc.), educational workshops on topics of interest to the elderly, creative workshops, recreational activities, sports competitions, as well as thematic workshops to promote social inclusion of the elderly.