At the Ptuj AEC, we organised the first educational-recreational Olympic games for seniors on 17 and 18 September as part of promotional activities in AE financed by the MESS. We aimed to share our conviction with the elderly in the local environment, i.e. that ageing can not only be active but can also offer a flurry of options for personal growth and healthy life.

On day one, we presented them the opportunity for non-formal education in the old age at the various societies based in Ptuj. The round table shed light on the question of what the elderly in our environment are missing and what they want.

On day two, we went to the Ptuj City Stadium with the elderly. There, we tested their knowledge in a short educational quiz. They also tested their physical skills: a 2 km walk, standing on one foot, ball games, etc. We awarded symbolic awards and then headed to the Špajza modrosti family centre where we ended our meeting by enjoying coffee and snacks and talking about our impressions. All of us wish for the Senior Olympic Games in Ptuj to become a traditional event.

Tanja Božič (, Ptuj AEC

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