Conference in Päijät-Häme (FI) May 2014

Monday 12 May 2014 (Lahti) – arrival day

Arrival of participants with the airport bus or train from Helsinki

18.00 Guided tour in Lahti with taste of culture, bus leaves in the front of the Omena Hotel Lahti

Ca 19.30 Get together event in the village house of Heinlammi with innovative approach pawing to the conference!

Ca 21.30 Transfer back to the hotel

Tuesday 13 May 2014 (Lahti/Hollola) – 1st conference day

07.00-08.20 Breakfast in the Greek restaurant Asklipios (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 1, Lahti)

08.20 Walk from the breakfast restaurant to the DILA – Lahti Deacon Institute in Lahti, Betel-Sali
(street address: Sibeliuksenkatu 6B)
Location: DILA – Lahti Deacon Institute in Lahti, Betel-Sali
(This following part of the conference is open to public!)

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome by Mr Eero Vainio, Chairman of the Päijät-Häme Regional Council

9.10 National and cross-national aspects for quality of elderly care, Ms Harriet Finne-Soveri,
Research professor, Head of the unit Ageing and Services, National Institute for Health and
Welfare

9.30 Health promotion and current affairs in the elderly care and social affairs in Päijät-Häme, Mr
Martti Talja, Professor, Director of the Central Hospital, Päijät-Häme Social and Health Care
Group

09.50 Good Ageing Lahti Region – the GOAL program: 10-year cohort study and intervention for
promotion of functional capability in elderly; Ms Raisa Valve, Development Manager, Ph.D.
(Clin. Nutr.) and Mr Pasi Töyli, Planning Officer M.Sc. (Econ., Sport Sociology) Palmenia
Centre for Continuing Education, Lahti Unit, University of Helsinki

10.10 Commercialization of the health enhancing physical activities, Mr Isto Vanhamäki, Business
Development, LADEC

10.30 Elderly care education in the Lahti Deacon Institute, the elderly care education and working life,
Ms Tiina Mäkelä, Director of the Lahti Deacon Institute
Coffee and refreshments
(This following part of the conference is only for invited participants!)

11.05 Guidance to the seminar work and establishment of the future project planning group and
dividing in groups, Mr Marko Mälly, Senior Advisor/International Affairs

11.15 Site visit reflecting of practices/results of the GOAL project in small groups combined to
presentation of the functions of the Lahti Deacon Institute

11.45 Thematic working in small groups continues reflecting experiences to the thematic in
participating countries
Main themes for group discussions:
• Rehabilitation and maintaining the everyday physical activity of the elderly people:
similarities and differences between own country/area/unit and Finland
• What kind of skills are needed in preventive and rehabilitation activities? How these
skills are maintained and built up in daily work and vocational education?

12.45 Summary of working group activities

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Transfer from DILA to elderly care home “Onnenkoto” in the municipality of Hollola
Location: Onnenkoto (street address: Terveystie 6, Hollola)

15.00 Site visit and presentation of practices: Housing practices in the elderly care home
“Onnenkoto”, Hollola
Presentation by Ms Johanna Honkanen, Manager on housing services, Centre for Social and
Health Care Services – Oiva

16.00 Transfer from the elderly care home “Onnenkoto” to the Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Location: Lahti University of Applied Sciences – LUAS, Faculty of Social and Health Care
(street address: Hoitajankatu , Lahti)

16.15 Coffee and refreshments

17.00 Functional capacity testing and the meaning of the testing for maintaining the everyday physical
activity – practical exercises with discussion in small groups and reflecting practices in
participating countries – evaluation of functional capacity: testing, guidance, follow-up activities

19.00 Transfer to the historical village centre of Hollola

19.30 Guided tour in the Medieval Church and surroundings

20.00 Dinner in the old rectory

22.00 Departure back to the hotel
Wednesday 14 May (Heinola/Lusi) – 2nd conference day

07.00-09.00 Breakfast in the Greek restaurant Asklipios (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 1, Lahti)
(This following part of the conference is only for invited international participants!)

09.00 Transfer from the Greek restaurant Asklipios to the village of Lusi in the town of Heinola
Location: Lusi village school in Heinola (street address: Lusinraitti 2, Lusi)

09.30 Kyllikki – Action Day: Monthly action day in the village school with senior citizens and school
children and discussion in small groups, how senior citizens and young people are activated to
meet each other and how everyday physical activity is maintained.

12.30 Transfer to Jyränkölä Settlement in Heinola

13.00 Lunch
Location: Jyränkölä Settlement in Heinola (street address: Siltakatu 10, Heinola)

13.30 Coffee/refreshments
(This following part of the conference is open to public! Translation provided for the international
participants!)

14.00 Speech: Senior citizens in the EU! (In Finnish)
Ms Kirsi Lehtimäki (Social Democrat), Member of the Heinola City Council, Member of the
Municipal Committee for Health and Social Affairs of the Heinola City.
Mr Veikko Väisänen (Social Democrat), Member of the Heinola City Council, Vice-Chairman
of the Municipal Committee for Health and Social Affairs of the Heinola City.

14.10 Current affairs about the Europe for Citizens programme (In Finnish)
Mr Marko Mälly, Senior Advisor/International Affairs, Regional Council of Päijät-Häme

14.20 Introductions by the panelists
Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP (Coalition Party) (via video link)
Ms Anne Louhelainen (Finns Party)
Mr Eero Vainio (Social Democrats)
Ms Johanna Häggman (Centre Party) (tbc)
Ms Raisa Valve, Development Manager, Ph.D. (Clin. Nutr.), Palmenia Centre for Continuing
Education, Lahti Unit, University of Helsinki

14.45 Interactive panel discussion with EP election candidates, local politicians, senior citizens and
conference delegates with the public participation – open to all public!
Interpretation provided Finnish-English-Finnish for international delegates!

15.45 Summary and closing of interactive panel discussion
(This following part of the conference is only for invited participants!)

16.15 Group discussions in small groups on the future project activities

17.00 Summary and closing of the day
Refreshments

17.30 Visiting Bird Sactuary of Heinola (street address: A.F. Aironkatu 3, Heinola)

18.15 Let´s dance Finnish folk dances in the old Store House “Makasiini”!
(street address: Ratakatu 24, Heinola)

19.30 Dinner in the WPK-House (Old Voluntary Fire Brigade House)
(street address: Kymenkartanonkatu 2, Heinola)
Appr. 21.30 transfer back to the hotel in Lahti

Thursday 15 May (Lahti) – 3rd conference day

Check out and please take your luggages with you to the breakfast! Luggages will be stored in the restaurant
during the day.

07.00-09.00 Breakfast in the Greek restaurant Asklipios (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 1, Lahti)
(This following part of the conference is only for invited participants!)

9.00 Presentation: Chaos Falls Clinic in preventing falls and injuries of home-dwelling older adults
Ms Pirkko Heinonen, Head of the Rehabilitation Section, City of Lahti
Ms Iiris Salomaa, Physiotherapist, City of Lahti

9.45 Transfer from the Greek restaurant Asklipios to “Lehtioja”

10.00 Site visit to the intensified housing services unit with rehabilitation providing cultural activities
for senior citizens “Lehtioja”

Ca. 10.45 Transport to the Lahti University of Applied Sciences (street address: Ståhlberginkatu 10, Lahti)

11.00 Discussion and working in small groups
Main themes for group discussions:
• Prevention of falls and identification of osteoporosis patients
• What kind of good practices we have found? The issues on which we would like to continue
to work together?

12.15 Summary discussion of the results of the previous days and recognized needs for the more
intense cooperation.
Farewell Päijät-Häme, welcome to Talsi!

12.45 Transfer for lunch in the Greek restaurant (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 1, Lahti)

13.00 Lunch
Departure to Helsinki in the afternoon by airport bus or train

 

You can download original programme here: elderly_care_seminar_2014_finland

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