After the Joined Staff Training in San Sebastian,
the two Danish partners: SOSU Ostjylland and Aarhus Kommune had a meeting with a representative from one of our most the most important stakeholders, DaneAge Association and with one of the organizers of Voluntary work among elderly in the municipality of Aarhus. We presented to them the outcomes of the staff training in San Sebastian – among others our ideas for the contents of the modules of the TECHSenior training program and we got their feedback and input. We also discussed with them how they can take part in the development and the piloting of the TECHSenior training course.
For the two Danish partners
it is very important to involve the organization DanAge in our project activities as they are in close contact with the targets groups of TECHSenior.
DanAge was founded in 1986 and is a not-for-profit, direct membership organization. DaneAge is independent and neutral regarding party politics, religion, and ethnic origins. The mission of DaneAge is to fight for a society in which all can live long and good lives. A society in which the individual is more important than their age, it is possible to live and flourish on their own terms, and support and care is available for those who need it. To ensure this the organization undertakes the following activities:
an ongoing dialogue with the government and the public, promoting a society without age barriers and ageism:
- Adequate pension incomes for retired persons
- A health care system without age discrimination
- Sufficient and high quality home care for citizens in need of this
- Flexible homes and multi-generational local communities
- A labor market appreciating and utilizing the skills and resources of mature persons
Knowledge and information to the public on the diversity of ageing:
- Six annual issues of the membership magazine (which is read by 1/3 of all Danes aged 50+ and is in the top three of all Danish magazines)
- Information, views and policy recommendations on this website
- Daily contact with the media (newspapers, TV, radio)
Assistance, support and counseling:
- Social-humanitarian work, strengthening the networks of older people living alone, escorting them to hospitals, etc.
- Lawyers and other professionals provide free-of-charge and impartial advice and counsel
Provide knowledge, tools and education to help people make informed decisions that can ensure them a life on their own terms: An annually updated fact-book on legal, social, financial and health matters for 50+
Organize meetings, activities and networking for people: Our local chapters organize more than 70,000 membership activities every year, e.g. hiking, Nordic walking, petanque, introduction to the Internet, foreign languages, card games, dance classes, etc.
Offer value-added membership benefits: Discounts on insurance products, bank services, car rentals, opticians, fitness club membership, cell phones, computers; special offers on traveling, concerts etc. All offered via endorsed providers.