Each of us is surrounded in life by all manner of communities: these can include a neighbourhood watch in a block of flats or on an estate; a club for people who share an enthusiasm – from travel to arts and crafts; a group of volunteers or a community of experts in a profession. A community is something anyone of us can create – after all, if you unite people around a common cause or a shared interest, then what you get is already a community.
The project of Young Old and of the Timchenko Foundation called “Help Is at Hand: Seniors for Seniors” focuses precisely on communities and on how they can help those who need help. This is a project for active seniors who feel strong and wish to help other seniors – those who need care, such as: really old people who are seriously ill, on their own or under lockdown.
We will use the project to tell you:
All project events are held online between 1 and 10 December 2020 on the pages “Young Old: New Seniors” on social media. On the programme:
– webcasts featuring leaders of various communities on the Odnoklassniki platform: https://ok.ru/group/54921048293584
– Hands-on workshop 5 December, which focuses on how to create from scratch a new community for mutual assistance or improve the chances of survival of one already established, to clarify its goals and identity. The workshop will be taught by hands-on experts – creators of communities centred on senior citizens, and moderated by Misha Mironov, the manager of the Impact Hub community (a business incubator for social projects): https://festival-young-old.timepad.ru/event/1489973/
– an expert public talk about community care projects 10 December, which will be useful to community leaders, the staff of non-profits and charities and seniors-for-seniors volunteers.
For a detailed programme and event registration, please visit the website at https://zabota.young-old.ru