Public institution Socio, City of Celje, Slovenia
The Public institution Socio, based in the city of Celje, Slovenia, aims at helping individuals and families to develop, maintain and improve their social abilities. The institution consists of different programmes: Maternal home, Shelter for Homeless, Project Celje Healthy City. It also works on drugs, safe points, different EU-projects and runs an Intergenerational centre.
The world we are living in today is increasingly open, complex and inter-dependent, and therefore more fragile. Many people face social distress due to world economic crisis. Our intergenerational centre aims to create a friendly environment for elderly in our region thanks to collaborations with different local and regional organisations.
Joining in AFE-INNOVNET project will give us a chance to see how other organisations work to create age-friendly environments. We see a good chance to find out more ideas, to see good practices of from others actors and to get some direction on how to improve our work.