Information about Elpida
Our goal is to help older people become confident, respected members of society.
Elpida runs the following projects:
Senior Line – 800 200 007
Free helpline, hotline and crisis intervention service for seniors, caretakers of the elderly and any individual in crisis, nationwide. We provide high-quality psychological intervention, medicinal and legal information as well as psychological and social support. Common topics include feelings of loneliness, relationship problems as well as legal and financial issues. On average, our Senior Line helps 30,000 people each year!
An up-to-date center for educational and social activities and a meeting point for seniors. Here, seniors have access to exercise rooms and various educational workshops and classes, such as computer literacy and memory training. We have taught more than 20,000 seniors in our computer and language classes alone! Our lecturers are patient and enthusiastic and classes are tailored to the needs of the elderly. We even offer our own textbooks!
Distributed free-of-charge not only to libraries, cultural houses and senior houses but also directly to homes of the elderly,
Vital Plus is the most read senior magazine in the Czech Republic! It offers engaging interviews, insightful commentary and tons of useful tips about everything from education to health!
Let´s talk about ageing: Respect my granny!
This is a long-term campaign that aims to alter the perception of older people in society. It began in 2010 with the organization of various outdoor media campaigns. Today, the campaign continues to grow in the form of concerts with Czech Indie-rock band Please The Trees and the Elpida Seniors Choir. We´ve even joined the famous Czech music festivals Colours of Ostrava and Rock for People! Please The Trees and the Elpida Seniors Choir have released two music videos and their first EP is debuting Fall of 2012.