Culture on the wheels, underwater cinema and more than 100 up-to-date seniors
„Everything new is well-forgotten old“ and „it’s not about age, it’s about attitude“ – these two statements are the main core of the project. „Old like new“ is about helping old people not to get old in their mind (lifelong learning). It‘s about old (traditional) wisdom that nowadays can be used as innovative or alternative, like healing herbs, health rituals, healing music, healthy food and products of nature. It‘s about old fashioned activities that need some inspiration and fresh ideas to fit young generation. 7 obsolete villages in Daugavpils and Zarasai region: Višķi, Biķernieki, Kalkūni, Kalupe, Salakas, Smalvos, Degučiai want to be seen in new light with active, educated, healthy, creative and content people.
Approximately 20% of population in Zarasai and Daugavpils regions are elderly people, but it is not the reason to lock the door and stay away from new experiences, technologies and connections. During the project following activities will be organized mainly for elderly people and youth, who can learn a lot from each other:
Culture classes and “Young days” cinema for elderly people;
Creative history and memory writing classes for youth together with seniors;
Healthy lifestyle camp for elderly people in Smalvos village;
Healing art activities (music, felting and gardening workshops) in social care centres and libraries;
Theatre camp and community theatre classes;
Festivals “The Healing Water” with underwater cinema and “Alternative Rural story telling” with good old stories told and shown in a modern way;
Centre of Culture of Zarasai municipality will purchase outstanding midi-bus to be used as „CULTURE ON THE WHEELS“ with WiFi and a smart board, which will serve as a cinema screen, will be suitable for virtual exhibitions, tours, educational games, seminars, VR glasses for seniors and youth education will be also purchased. 9 cultural organizations will get much needed equipment: portable screen and projector for cinema, foldable chairs, multimedia equipment for photo and video activities, musical instruments and stage equipment.
During the project transportation for participants will be provided so they can easily take part in activities taking place away from the places they live.
“Old like new” means to find a solution to improve living conditions in deprived communities in creative approach – THE OLD (traditions, events, people, etc.) making into THE NEW – finding, creating and telling stories about uniqueness of their villages and make them feel proud instead of abandoning them.
Contacts for more information:
Aleksandra Pulokienė (LP, Lithuania), firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, +370 67117179.
Address: Vytauto str. 1a, Zarasai, LT-32130, Lithuania
Jeļena Merņaka (PP2, Latvia), firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, +371 25611544.
Address: Rīgas str. 2, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia