CZECH REPUBLIC: CARITAS LAUNCHING WEBSITE ON ACTIVE AGEING
(Sir Europe - Bratislava) - Caritas Czech Republic celebrates the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations by launching a website www.seniori.charita.cz[>>] dedicated to active seniors and elderly people, their relatives, specialists, as well as volunteers willing to help. According to the initiators it provides practical information to anyone who is interested in active aging, offering several sections like the directory of nursing services and rest homes; on-line legal and financial advising; information on state and public support; and opportunities for charitable work and help. Among the activities planned for the forthcoming summer there is a photographic competition “World seen through the eyes of seniors” and presentation of artetherapeutic workshops. Since 2003, the diocesan office of Caritas in Hradec Králové, in cooperation with Caritas Ukraine, has been running a project of “long-distance adoption of seniors” from Ukraine, aimed to provide financial support to socially emarginated groups of elderly people from the Transcarpathian region who live in conditions of poverty.