Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
Many years ago I discovered my passion to help others through creating system of education (social education) which support health not to treat diseases later. It was (and still is) my voluntarily work. I started in 1997 teaching my author's programs in founded by me Association Education for the Future, I discovered also the range of problems to be solved and groups which could be supported by them. Health is very crucial problem for any group. I was devoted firstly to teachers and parents, also children. Now, when I am also elder, I am inclined to the persons in my age. I see from my experience many challenges for health education dedicated to older persons.The elderly are devoted and fixed in different aspects of disease/disability. They are self-centered on this problem, usually feel alone and not supported, not heard; sometimes separated from their family and loving surroundings. They are attached to one doctor/drugs, one direction, hopeless and frequently fearfull of their future.
This initiative meets the needs of older people to be more visible and appreciated by others, to go beyond its own circle of problems. They will discover their passion and be able to implement it into his life. To achieve this, it needs to appreciate them as important persons for themselves and others, for community and society. This quality comes from themselves and it must be discovered and noticed. They need a safe environment in order to discover and dare to talk about their needs and how to satisfy them. The educational part of the project is the need to realize older dare to articulate and express themselves. The project overcomes these needs by meeting the friendly environment and the technologies and methods that will support overall health in older persons.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
This project is showing seniors a wider perspective of life and health approach, supporting them in their strenghts, not weakness, searching healthy aspects in themselves, not disease and different means inside and outside of them to reach better state of living in any condition of their lives.
This project is a part of lifelong education and health promotion titled Uni-versity of Sciences of the Self and Life (Uni-ty in di-versity), which combines together both the needs of different environments (on a global scale, because it is a global initiative), as well as a variety of approaches, whose main core is HEALTH defined as physical, mental, spiritual and social.
It assumes integrative approach to human health at different ages, thus creates a network of people, institutions, methodologies and technologies that promote health.
This particular rule is one part of an interdisciplinary approach and creating an open platform for cooperation to build a network in different spaces of solutions, as well as for the persons of various ages. It is described on page creatorsofchange.eu. This project aims to show on the one hand how important the elderly are with their experience, bringing their value for future generations (through the educational aspect), on the other hand this group of persons will be supported by all available means, by integrating people (stakeholders, health care professionals and holistic health practitionnaires), resources and technologies to support health, to improving the quality of life of the individual, social, and global.
This project is especially innovative concerning holistic approach to health and solutions, as well in education (self-education, never introduced in senior's education) as in solutions (different aspects of supporting health through different approach to health promotions and using alternative technologies)