Build skills to volunteer
Improve lifestyle skills such as
digital skills and computing
Prevent societal isolation
The leading coordinator of the senior action initiative, Community Action Dacorum is a charity that provides a circle of support to the local community.
As a council for voluntary service, we believe in bringing people together to achieve more in their communities and improve quality of life.
The twin trends of increased longevity and reduced birth rates makes for aging populations in European nations.
The demographic of our project is therefore those who are over 50 and in need of help to get back involved with the community.
10 senior citizens from the 6 participating countries (France, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom) have therefore been selected with the above criteria in mind.
With the coordination of Community Action Decorum and the cooperation of six leading non-governmental bodies in Europe, including Pistes Solidaires, Replay Network, Associação Mais Cidadania, Gulbenes, and FOSa, we have put together a project that helped to educate and train seniors who would otherwise face social exclusion and/or early retirement. The training courses we have carefully crafted were designed to boost confidence and build upon everyday skills, such as digital computing and creating social networks. In this manner, we aim, to combat loneliness or isolation and promote the health and well-being of people aged 50+. Staying active together is not only our mantra, but our mission!