Conference in Päijät-Häme (FI) May 2009

Monday 25 May 2009 – Arrival day

Arrival at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Travel to Lahti by bus.
Check in of participants in the hotel.
Next Hotel Salpaus, address: Vesijärvenkatu 1, http://www.nexthotels.fi
Free evening programme

Tuesday 26 May 2009 – 1st seminar day

8.30 Meeting in the hotel lobby with Mr Marko Mälly, Senior advisor/International affairs,
Regional Council of Päijät-Häme; and bus transfer to the Restaurant “Wanha Herra”,
Lahti Foundation of Housing and Services for the Elderly (address: Laaksokatu 17, Lahti)

9.00 Aspects of regional political decision-making for elderly care
Mr Mika Kari, Chairman of the Board, Regional Council of Päijät-Häme
Ms Eila Jokinen, Vice-Chairman of the Lahti City Board on Social Affairs

9.30 Presentation of the elderly care system in Finland and related EU policies in the
Finnish practice
Ms Marjaana Seppänen, Palmenia Centre, University of Helsinki

10.00 Reorganisation of Elderly care through Regional Reform in Päijät-Häme.
Gerontechnology as a tool responding to the challenges.
Mr Lauri Kuukasjärvi, project manager, Regional Council of Päijät-Häme.

10.30 Coffee break. Establishment of personal relations.

11.00 Possibilities and needs of gerontechnology solutions in the elderly care from the
service user´s and of the service producer´s aspect
Creative and innovative ICT-solutions in the elderly care
Mr Jyrki Rautkivi, Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd.
How is effective and modern elderly care nursing home build and operated?
Mr Jukka Louhija, MedOne Ltd.
Improved quality, safety and efficiency of the home care services
Ms Marja-Liisa Nordlund,
Vice President, Head of Services, Tieto Ltd./ Healthcare & Welfare

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Fair – presentations in practice of gerontechnology solutions in the elderly care
Local enterprises present their gerontechnological solutions (e.g. Kone Ltd.; Lappset
Ltd.; Elsi Technologies Ltd; Mobile Safe Track Ltd.; Suomen puheentunnistus Ltd.;
Videra Ltd.; Merivaara Ltd.; PalveluSantra)
Also with participation of the senior citizens and their family representatives and
students of elderly care. Open to all public.

16.00 Transport to Heinola to Jyränkölä Settlement (address: Siltakatu 11, Heinola)

16.30 Welcome words by Mr Hannu Komonen, Mayor of City of Heinola
Coffee

16.45 Presentation of the Settlement work in the elderly care of the third sector
in the City of Heinola
Quality principles in the care of dementia
Ms Kirsti Rantala, Director on Social Work, Jyränkölä Settlement
Mr Jukka Järvisalo, Director, Jyränkölä Settlement

17.30 International use of gerontechnology, local experiences
Each delegation presents gerontechnological solutions in their regions.

19.00 Dinner

21.00 Transfer to the hotel in Lahti

Wednesday 27 May 2009, 2nd seminar day

8.30 Departure from the hotel for the guided tour in Lahti

9.30 Coffee break. Establishment of personal relations.

10.00 Gerontechnology solutions in practice

in the public elderly care in the City of Lahti
(Hospital Jalkaranta, address: Tarjantie 78, Lahti)
Ms Sari Järvinen, Chief nurse

11.30 Transfer to ”Huili” Elderly Care Home in the Municipality of Hollola
(address: Terveystie 25, Hollola)

12.00 Rehabilitation in the care of dementia
Mr Jouni Helén, Director
Ms Virpi Kyyhkynen, Nurse
Presentation of the “Huili” Elderly Care Home in the Municipality of Hollola
Instructions for the working in international groups

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Improving own practices through gerontechnology in the care of dementia
Guided working in international groups and presentation of results. Group work will be
divided in four international groups by thematic of ICT (working group co-ordinator Mr
Jyrki Rautkivi), rehabilitation (working group co-ordinator Mr Jouni Helén), ethics
(working group co-ordinator Ms Kirsi Kuusinen-James) and preventive care (working
group co-ordinator Ms Raisa Valve) in the care of dementia

16.00 Transfer back to the hotel in Lahti and some free time

17.45 Departure from the hotel for the lake cruise and dinner

18.30 Lake cruise on the lake Vesijärvi and to the channel of Vääksy with dinner buffet

23.00 Arrival back to the Harbour of Lahti and transfer to the hotel

Thursday 28 May 2009 – 3rd seminar day

Check out in the hotel in the morning.
Luggages will be stored in the bus during the day.
Seminar day is open to all public.

8.30 Departure from the hotel to the Lahti University of Applied Sciences
(address: Hoitajankatu 3, Lahti)

9.00 Welcome words by Mr Juhani Nieminen, Vice-President,
Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Preventive care and gerontechnology in social and health care education
Ms Liisa Suhonen, Senior Lecturer, Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Problem-based learning as a tool for developing elderly people’s care
Ms Hannele Tiittanen, Principal Lecturer, Lahti University of Applied Sciences
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R&D activities in the elderly care: presentation of local projects
(GOAL – Good Ageing in Lahti Region, Hyve and Disko),
Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education, University of Helsinki, Lahti Unit
– Importance of social innovations in the elderly care
Mr Antti Karisto, Professor on social gerontology
– GOAL 2002-2012
Ms Raisa Valve, Head of development
Ms Kirsi Kuusinen-James, Planning officer
Mr Ilkka Haapola, Senior researcher
Questions and discussion

10.45 Coffee break. Establishment of personal relations.

11.00 Learning of experiences from the gerontechnology in the preventive care of
dementia – ethical questions and welfare technology
Interactive panel discussion with audience, international delegation members
and panelists:
Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen, EP candidate of National Coalition Party of Finland
Ms Arja Alho, EP candidate of the Finnish Social Democratic Party
Ms Helena Tornberg, EP candidate of the Centre Party of Finland
Ms Raisa Valve, Head of Development, University of Helsinki
Ms Marja-Liisa Nordlund, Vice President, Head of Services,
Tieto Ltd./ Healthcare & Welfare.
Mr Bart Magielse, Pro Senectute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Moderator Dr. Helinä Melkas, Adjunct Professor,
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lahti School of Innovation
Discussion of seminar results
Invitation to the autumn seminar in Rems-Murr-Kreis in Germany

12.30 Lunch

13.45 Transfer to the bus station in Lahti. The airport bus leaves at 14.15 arriving at the airport
(international departures) at 15.35.

You can download original programme here: Conference Programme Päijät-Häme

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