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
Cancelled due the coronavirus!
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.
The sing along events are an excellent opportunity to enjoy a fantastic sing-along in a big group. The choir is always led by an experienced maestro or maestra. Join us with a friend or on your own to enjoy the finest evergreens tunes. No prior experience necessary.
The sing along events 2020 autumn
- cancelled due the coranavirus
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
Civic organisations offer you a channel through which you can participate in, contribute to and take care of your community. In addition, however, voluntary work can be done even if you do not belong to any association. The City of Jyväskylä cooperates with the associations and supports them by awarding grants and by providing affordable facilities.
City of Jyväskylä organizes public meetings over coffee between residents, officeholders and municipal decision-makers. Discussion meetings between residents, officers and municipal decision-makers have been organized since 2018 in diffrent parts of the city. Topics of the discussion have varied from sport facilities to safety and to use of premises having some 20-60 participants in each meetings.
More information on participation
Jukka Laukkanen, Senior Advisor/ Participation
mobile +358 40 5758260, jukka.laukkanen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Sari Välimäki, Well-being Coordinator
tel. +358 14 266 7739, sari.valimaki[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Hanna Tenhunen, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 311 8980, hanna.tenhunen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Satu Altén, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 327 3144, satu.alten[at]jyvaskyla.fi
Hilda Hakkarainen, Participation Coordinator
mobile + 358 50 530 8698, hilda.hakkarainen[at]jyvaskyla.fi
As a resident of Jyväskylä, you have many methods of influencing the operations and decision-making of the municipality. You can make your influence felt through official channels or join different participation arenas and citizen activities.
Activities in residential areas aim to strengthen the well-being of residents and enable residents to participate in the development of their own residential area. Inclusive approach based on cooperation and equal interaction is applied.
City organizes events on residential areas around the city in order to enhance dialog between citizens, elected representatives and the administration of the city. During these events a broad spectrum of services are discussed, from water supply to elderly care, according to the interests of the area.
A council, elected by city residents, has the supreme decision-making authority in the City of Jyväskylä. The municipal election takes place every fourth year.
The meetings of the City Council are recorded on video and broadcast on the Web. Videos are available for viewing on the website.
The City Council appoints the City Board which manages the city administration, prepares the matters to be processed by the City Council, ensures that the City Council's decisions are enforced; oversees the city's interests and represents the city.
On this site, you will find details of the policies and measures that have been introduced for schools in Jyväskylä to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They will shape how our local schools operate in the 2020/21 academic year. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
Updated on 28 August 2020
Updated on 28 August 2020
Since the quarantine recommendation expired in the summer, the aged have once again been able to conduct their own daily shopping and pharmacy visits. City-provided shopping assistance continues to be available during quarantine or isolation if you cannot get other help. If your neighbours or family members cannot help you tend to your groceries, shopping or pharmacy visits, contact us for guidance at our helpline.
Situation in Jyväskylä on 18 January 2021
Number of infections: 1030 (THL statistics)
Access to sampling 0-1 day
Laboratory results 1-3 days
Quarantine and isolation guidelines
You have been ordered to quarantine or isolation due to coronavirus (covid-19). The quarantine period is usually 10 days.
"We do not believe in ghosts, nor in photographs. We believe in each other.”
New Ghosts is a photographic series by a father and his daughter, something they have been working on together since 2011, when Astrid was four. In this series moments of happiness, play, and escapism walk hand in hand with the darker tones of life. This photographic series has two authors: an adult and a child – both with their own voices as artists. In the photographs these voices are simultaneous, overlapping and completing each other.
The Jyväskylä Region is favourably located from a geographical point of view. Reaching the Jyväskylä Region is relatively quick and straightforward from just about anywhere in Finland. The City of Jyväskylä stands at the confluence of numerous trunk roads (highway 4, E75, 9, E63, 13 and 23), so road connections from elsewhere in Finland are quick and easy. The distance between the capital Helsinki and Jyväskylä, for example, is approximately 270 km.
In Jyväskylä you can find eight carpet washing jetties that locate in Huhtasuo, Keljonkangas, Lehtisaari, Palokka, Tikkakoski, Kuohu, Vesanka and Korpilahti.
Self-service carpet washing jetties are prepared for use after winter at the beginning of May until September. Carpet washing jetties are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. There are not running water after 10:00 pm.
Carpet washing jetties are free of charge. Please, remember to take your own soap with you and keep surroundings tidy.
For group reservations, contact the museum info at: ksmuseo.info(at)jyvaskyla.fi
Exploring Central Finland
Planning for KeMu’s standing exhibition ‘Exploring Central Finland’ began in early 2017 and construction two years later. Now the exhibition structures are in place, showcases are being built, the items and photographs have been selected, videos shot, memories brought back to mind, the captions written and the audio and animated sequences designed.
The Museum of Central Finland is an accessible building with lifts serving all floors. Pushchairs for toddlers are available for loan in the wardrobe. Disabled toilets are located on the ground floor. The baby care room is in the women’s toilet.
Guide and helper dogs are welcome in the museum. The museum exhibits also include items that you may touch. Do not hesitate to ask for advice. We are all here for you.