The Project WHOLE – Wellbeing and Healthy Choices for Older Adults and their Carers, 2015-1-DE02-KA204-002418 enters the last of its three years. Over the past two years, the project consortium has been working with great interest and diligence to achieve the goals set and to reach the final results described in the project proposal. After the initial studies in all countries on healthy eating and physical activity of elderly people, available training measures for formal and informal carers sought by the two target groups, information and wishes for future measures in these areas, two modules were developed – Healthy nutrition and Physical activity specially adapted for them. The Healthy Nutrition Module contains advice in this area based on the most common diseases of elderly people, and the Physical Activity module over 280 exercises, useful for both – the recipients and the caregivers.
Thanks to the good cooperation with colleagues from the Bulgarian Nursing Association, Association Generations organized on October 20, 2017, the first pilot training (seminar) of the project WHOLE – Wellbeing and Healthy Choices for Older Adults and their Carers, № 2015-1-DE02-KA204-002418, funded by the European Commission, program ERASMUS+. The seminar was attended by more than 30 caregivers from the Military Hospital in Sofia.
Two learning activities took place in Riga (18-22 September) and in Sofia (9-14 October) and 35 participants from the 4 partner’s countries – Latvia, Germany, Spain and Bulgaria attended the training. The learning activities were transnational training events, organised and implemented to test our “Career guidance curse “ for further education of persons working in the field of youth, to optimise it with the experiences and evaluation of the participants. It was assessed as an useful tool, which gives approaches to find out more about the personality, weaknesses, and strengths and to clarify questions and doubts youth people have, but are also getting more and detailed information about job opportunities.
The training on “Career Guidance Skills” is scheduled for September in Riga and for October in Sofia.
It is in the frame of the Work n it! project and is addressed to the career guidance professionals involved in the project in order to have a practical approach on the different methods used by specialists from the countries participating in Work on it!.
The duration of the training course will be 5 days long. The content of the Handbook that will be presented during the course will also be published shortly so that it can help professionals in this area at European level.
The date of the course will be the following:
Riga: from 18 to 22 September
Sofia: from 9 to 14 October
We will keep you informed of the latest updates!
The main idea of project “Senior Social Entrepreneuring” is the active inclusion of people in pre-retirement or retirement age in the social and economic life of the society in different ways. The most important thing in the past months after October 2016 to date was the establishment of a local level working group whose members would be interested and motivated to generate new proposals to respond to existing social needs or solve social problems in local communities. The invitation to participate in the project responded enthusiasts from different fields – people aged 50+ working in the field of medicine, education, research etc.
It has gone nearer more than half a year after the WHOLE consortium met in Linz. During these months, everyone worked hard on preparing the project`s tasks. The results of the our work were discussed during the project partners’ meeting in May 2017 organized by Association Generations in Sofia.
Our first multiplier event were organized in Sofia together with one of our practice partners – the Nursing Association – the largest community in healthcare system, which includes a variety of professions – social workers, educators, pedagogues, vocational counselors, helpers for youngsters with special needs, volunteers that work with youngsters – all eleven types of occupations received in medical colleges, as well as the professions of health care managers at different levels, health care professors in the Medical Colleges and Faculties, etc.
The handbook draft developed in Bulgarian language was introduced to our practice partner. During the discussion separate methods/tools were more precisely introduced and discussed, because they could be offered and included as part of larger informal/non formal training as well as of relevant VET trainings.
Вe have received a feedback, we have prepared a handbook, which is very practical tool for the career guidance specialists in their work. Continue reading
All project partners had meetings with the practical partners to describe the handbook and to recommend and introduce methods as well as the structure of the handbook. Practice partners evaluated the methods and the handbook as very good and useful tools and approaches.They modified and adapted some of the tested methods for their individual use and gave feedback and recommendations. They also made suggestions to the structure of the handbook that most of the tested methods support the recognition of soft skills and competences and can be used for coaching processes.