The experiment started at the Jyväskylä housing units for the elderly and the mentally handicapped on organising meetings with family members outdo
The visits should be agreed on in advance with the housing unit by phone.
The task is huge since there are nearly 18,000 over-70-year-olds in Jyväskylä and only a good 2,000 of them are using the City’s services.
The Silver Screenings film events are a series of day-time screenings that are open to the public. The films have been chosen with more mature audiences in mind, and the programme features carefully selected new releases as well as golden oldies.
Film events are organized in Minnansali, Main Library.
The Silver Screenings film events 2020 autumn
Friday 18.9. at 1pm Judy (spoken in English, Finnish subtitles)
Friday 16.10. at 1pm Little Women (spoken in English, Finnish subtitles)
At the Silver Dance class, dancer Teija Häyrynen is on hand to help participants explore different ways of dancing and moving using a range of fun and accessible exercises. This warm-up is followed by a traditional afternoon tea dance, and the Silver Dancers will be able to participate remotely in the Tea Dance event taking place at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall. The Helsinki Tea Dance events are organised by the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.
Art Pharmacy offers a variety of cultural events that have been especially tailored for more mature audiences. The Art Pharmacy shows and performances take place in City of Jyväskylä care homes and cover everything from music, theatre and literature to circus, dance and even standup. The events that take place in local wellbeing and day centres and are offered free of charge. Importantly, all the venues are fully accessible.
All the performances at the day centers are cancelled due the coranavirus until the end of 2020
Living and services at home
An important aim of services for the aged is that the aged person could live in his or her own home actively and with operational capacity for as long as possible.