Consultation on establishing the Senior Citizens Council 2014-10-02 , other project activities

Ewa Szczepańska, Krystyna Rybińska-Smyk and Dorota Nowosad were invited to a consultation meeting on establishing the Senior Citizens Council in Zamość on account of their work at the Volunteer Centre in Zamość which has been involved in various projects for the elderly citizens for six years now. The Centre encourages, integrates and supports the victims of Nazism, runs the Daily Community Centre as well as Senior Community Station which provides legal, social and technical counselling, and the “friendly line” for those in need of aid. Every year we train volunteers for their work with the elderly citizens during basic and specialist courses. We also educate and encourage the younger of our senior members to become active volunteers.

These activities are made possible by external financing. Our projects are supported by the German Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy as part of the Government Program for Senior Citizens Social Activity for 2014-2020.

The initiators of the Senior Citizens Council are the students of the University of the Third Age in Zamość.