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Day Care Centres for the Older People

Gyumri
Tashir

Gyumri “Day Care Centre For The Older People”

Location: Shirak region, Gyumri

Launched: 2006 through present

Goal

Enable 50 disabled elderly citizens of Gyumri (located in Shirak region, Armenia) to integrate into society and receive equal treatment through the provision of a range of supportive services, including legal and social assistance

Description:

This project involves a variety of services (directions) that include both human (humanitarian) and material resources (assistance), such as food commodities, hygienic items, leisure (entertainment) activities, specific medications needed by the elderly, and the provision of clothing. Beneficiaries of this project are also provided with a warm, three-course meal once a day.

All beneficiaries are registered with the Primary Health Care Clinic of Armenian Caritas, where they receive medical assistance and medications prescribed by the doctors. The doctors also conduct lectures on health-related subjects such as personal hygiene, asthmatic problems, and many others.

Nurses with a specialization in Geriatric Care are responsible for conducting home visits and providing beneficiaries with basic medical care and general assistance according to their individual needs.

Daily leisure activities include table games, interesting TV programs, concerts with professional musicians and schoolchildren, and visiting museums and the theatre.

Project manager: Flora Sargsyan

Coordinator: Gurgen Baghdasaryan

 

Tashir “Day Care Centre for the Older People”

Location: Lori region, Tashir

Launched: 2007 through present

Goal

Enable 60 disabled elderly citizens of Tashir (located in Lori region, Armenia) to integrate into society and receive equal treatment through the provision of a range of supportive services, including legal and social assistance.

Description:

The Day Care Centre project tackles human rights issues and strives to protect the right of the elderly to equal treatment, which refers to adequate conditions for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their families- including food, clothing, housing, medical care, and access to necessary social services (UNHR Article 25). The Day Care Centre also supports the right of each human being to participate freely in the cultural life of the community (UNHR Article 27).

The program currently serves 60 elderly beneficiaries, who attend the activities of the Day Care Centre 2-3 times each week (according to the schedule), in groups of 30. The daily services of the centre include the organization of leisure activities, nourishment, access to personal hygiene facilities, primary health care provision, legal counseling, and social events. A number of actions planned as part of the project aim to raise public awareness and advocate for the rights of the elderly.

Project manager: Armen Martirosyan

Coordinator: Seyran Nazaryan

 

Donor Agency:

Medicor Foundation: € 150,000 Caritas Austria(Feldkirch) 
Italian Bishops Conference: € 100,000  Caritas Poland
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops(USCCB): € 50,000

 

 

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