In accordance with AWP UKR1P201, UNFPA Ukraine has organized three days pilot seminar for the leaders of older volunteers’ movement in Vinnitsa - “Training volunteers for the work with older persons”. The event took place on 27-29 September 2006 in Vinnitsa. Related methodological and information materials were distributed among the seminar’s participants. A set of equipment – TV, DVD recorder, printer –was procured for regional volunteers’ centre of older persons to facilitate its educational and information work. b_82_80_16777215_00_images_content_news_780.jpg In accordance with AWP UKR1P201, UNFPA Ukraine has organized three days pilot seminar for the leaders of older volunteers’ movement in Vinnitsa - “Training volunteers for the work with older persons”. The event took place on 27-29 September 2006 in Vinnitsa. Related methodological and information materials were distributed among the seminar’s participants. A set of equipment – TV, DVD recorder, printer –was procured for regional volunteers’ centre of older persons to facilitate its educational and information work.
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In accordance with AWP UKR1P201, UNFPA Ukraine has organized three days pilot seminar for the leaders of older volunteers’ movement in Vinnitsa - “Training volunteers for the work with older persons”. The event took place on 27-29 September 2006 in Vinnitsa. Related methodological and information materials were distributed among the seminar’s participants. A set of equipment – TV, DVD recorder, printer –was procured for regional volunteers’ centre of older persons to facilitate its educational and information work.

Goals
To train the leaders of volunteer movement in Vinnitsa region and enhance them with the knowledge on:

- Healthy ageing and active longevity: physiologic, psychological and social aspects, nutrition;
- Adaptation to new social status;
- The ways of increasing older persons involvement in social life;
- Legal rights of older persons, social security, pension issues;
- Demographic aspects of ageing;
- International experience on voluntary movement among elders.
The trained leaders will disseminate the received information among their peers.

Lectors

- Dr. Leonid Stadnyuk - The Head of Therapy and Geriatric Department of National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education Director of State Training Center on Gerontology, professor.
- Dr. Vera Chaikovska – The Head of Social Gerontology laboratory of Institute of Gerontology, Ministry of Health Chief Specialist in Geriatrics, deputy Head of Therapy and Geriatric Department of National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Doctor of Medicine.
Participants
Leaders of volunteer movement of Vinnitsa region, the heads of local and regional Veterans’ Organization of Ukraine, deputy Head of Vinnitsa municipal executive authority.
Total number of participants 33.

More info is available at UNFPA Ukraine web-site