Gerd Jorunn Christensen, dyrektorka zarządzająca w Centrum Wolontariatu w Tysvaer, opowiedziała nam o niezwykłym zaangażowaniu osób 55+ w działania spoleczne i kulturalne w kraju, w którym żyją.
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In Norway we have a lot of interest groups and community organizations. Total groups in Norway is about 115.000.
Some of these are specially for seniors, but most people are members because of interest, not age.
Many senior citizens in Norway are healthy, engaged and they have time.
There are many reasons they are engaged. Because they want to do something for the greater good, because it is their interest, because they want to be social and for many other reasons.
In Tysvaer Municipality we have a lot of engaged seniors who do a lot of volunteer work both in social activities and in more specialized activities.
Here are some examples:
– Creating and collecting recipes for a cookbook where lokal foodculture is the main theme
– Digitalizing old photos
– Psychical activity at many different levels. For example a group of men walking once a week cooperation with physiotherapist in therapy pool or having special exercise for people who suffer from heart and lung diseases.
– Social activities
– Taking care of local traditions. For example coast culture, needlework and farming
– The local organization of NorwegianTrekking association. Marking routs, maintaining cabins and as tour guides
writer: Gerd Christensen