Cities (not) for Senior Citizens
March 12th and 13th were an active and exciting time for members of two “EMPIRIAE” Experience Exchange Networks: CIVIC CITIES AND TOWNS and ACCESSIBLE AND FAIR CITIES AND TOWNS. This time, the Teams visited Kędzierzyn-Koźle.

Network participants were offered an opportunity to find out how emotional, challenging, moving and astonishing exchanges with daycare home clients can be. Throughout the two hours we spent together (at two different locations) we were in awe of participation practitioners (their tasks and roles duly assigned) armed with jointly designed scripts, successfully moderating lively intergenerational discussions resulting in astonishing conclusions, and bringing us closer to comprehending the needs of the enormously important community of our senior citizens. We were guided by the motto “Nothing about you without you”.

As usual, we engage in learning on the job, through practice, and in contact with our local residents.

Session participants visited the Museum of the Koźle Region as well as the “Azoty” sports hall, the latter home to and daily practice venue for the Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle champions team.

Drafted by Joanna Sikorska

Notably, the “EMPIRIAE” Experience Exchange Networks are operated as part of the “Local Development” Programme implemented by the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, pursuant to the 3rd edition of the European Economic Area and Norway Financial Mechanisms.

Representatives of 17 cities and towns have joined activities of the “EMPIRIAE” Experience Exchange Networks – CIVIC CITIES AND TOWNS and ACCESSIBLE AND FAIR CITIES AND TOWNS. These are: Cieszyn, Goleniów, Jarocin, Jasło, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Krosno, Mielec, Opoczno, Przemyśl, Rydułtowy, Sokołów Podlaski, Starachowice, Tarnów, Zabrze, Zgierz, Złotów and Żary.