Conference in Silesia (PL) May 2015

Monday 11 May – Arrival day
  Evening welcome integration of the participants
Guided tours Nikiszowiec
19.30  Dinner
Presentation of traditional Silesian cuisine
Games and integration
21.00  Back to the hotel

Tuesday 12 May – First conference day
7:30    Breakfast
9:00    Welcoming the participants
Presentation and discussion of the agenda of the meeting
The conference room in the building of the Marshal’s Office (Department of European Social Fund)
Lectures and talks representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Department of Health and Social Policy and the Regional Office of the Marshal Centre for Social Policy of the Silesian Province, as well as other government entities and the scientific community on – the long-term policy support system for the senior and elderly in Poland and Silesia
11.00  Coffee break
11.15  Visit to the Home Care for the Elderly with Dementia Senior Residence
After the presentation of the Centre a discussion in working groups
13.00  Lunch break
14.00  Transfer to Dąbrowa Górnicza
Visit to the Daily Nursing home in Dąbrowa Górnicza
The mission of the House is a comprehensive and individual help seniors, people with disabilities and their families in everyday functioning, maintaining independence, the development of talents and interests
15.30  Transfer to the reservoir “Pogoria” and commemorative photograph
16.00  Coffee break
16.15  Developing interest in a way to depression and loneliness of the elderly – presentation of the activities of the University of the Third Age, which operates at the School of Business in Dąbrowa Górnicza
Presentation of the most interesting initiatives for older people from the province of Silesia
18.30  Guided walk through the centre of Katowice
19.45  Transfer to Zabrze
Dinner in the mine “Guido”
22.00  Back to the hotel

Wednesday 13 May – Second conference day
8.30    Transfer to Gorzyce
9.15    Visit to the Nursing Home in Gorzyce, providing comprehensive care for the elderly
10.45  Coffee break
11.00  Transfer to Cieszyn
University of Silesia, Department of Ethnology and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn
11.30  Poster session, including the prevention of depression issues and loneliness among older people, organised by the academic staff of the faculty, with invited guests, including representatives of local government, non-governmental organisations from the district of Cieszyn, student-faculty
Working in workshop groups
13.30  Lunch break
14.30  Visit to the Centre Daily Support for People With Mental Disorders, led by Association for Mental Health in Cieszyn
Centre helps to shape the social skills of participants, allowing you to better cope with the problems and difficulties of life, giving you the opportunity to develop passions and interests
16.30  Team performance FOLK-Silesia, acting at the Faculty of Arts, University of Silesia
18.00  Guided tours of Cieszyn
19.30  Regional Dinner
21.30  Back to the hotel

Thursday 14 May – Third conference day, departure day
8.30    Visit to the Park of Silesia, project presentation Senior Citizen Congress
Volunteer Academy Park – physical activity as an antidote for depression and loneliness in the elderly
Lectures and panel discussion on prophylaxis of depression and the ability to exploit the potential of older people
Presentation of the programme objectives SENIOR WIGOR
11.00  Coffee break
11.15  A summary of the conference
Discuss the possibility of cooperation in the new EU financial perspective for 2014-2020
13.00  Lunch break
14.00  End of the conference