On October 2018 Gulbene Municipality Council organized 1st Multiplier Event of international project "Local and International Active Seniors". It happened in two parts. One of them brought together more than 130 members of the seniors associations in the Vidzeme Region, but the other – representatives of local organizations.
Senior gathered together in Gulbene Cultural Center and shared experience about opportunities, activities and challenges for active participation in community life, as well as listened to possible types of support and examples of good practice. The focus was on Gulbene Municipality's experience in involving seniors and the new offer to participate in the "Local and International Active Seniors" project, which aim is to promote volunteering for people aged 50+ and improve processes and policies in organizations which organizes voluntary work.
Representatives of the organizations gathered in the Gulbene district youth center "Bāze", where they through non-formal education methods learned how games can be used in daily work and help in involving seniors.
Soon we will come up with the training program for seniors and NGO’s on how to become a volunteer and how to organize voluntary work.
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Gunta Kalmane, Gulbene Municipality Council