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Memorandum signed between Kutaisi City Hall, UNFPA and Kutaisi Youth Center

18 June, 2020

A memorandum was signed between the Kutaisi City Hall, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Office and the Kutaisi Youth Center. The memorandum provides for the support of the "60+ Clubs for Healthy and Active Living" and the cooperation of the parties in advocating for healthy and active aging. The memorandum was signed by Kutaisi Deputy Mayor Nino Tvaltvadze, UNFPA Georgia Office Manager Lela Bakradze and Kutaisi Youth Center Director Natali Pataridze. The event was attended by the First Deputy State Representative in Imereti Ioseb Khakhaleishvili. "60+ Club for Healthy and Active Living" is a membership-based club, a socializing space for the older generation, which aims to create a harmonious and diverse environment to promote an active and healthy life. Club members have the opportunity, together with their peers, to acquire new knowledge and skills, share their experiences and ideas with each other and new generations, plan and hold various events themselves and receive information about news. The club's future activities include: physical therapy (under specialist supervision), foreign languages and computer lessons, sports and intellectual games, art circles and workshops, and culinary sessions. With the assistance of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Office, a concept of a state policy on aging has been developed and adopted. The initiative to introduce "60+ Clubs" will help implement this policy and improve the quality of life of older people; In this initiative, together with Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi and Tsnori pilot municipalities, Tbilisi Multifunctional Libraries Association, Imereti Youth Center (Kutaisi), Georgian Association of the Elderly (Rustavi), non-governmental organization "Civic Initiative"(Tsnori) are involved.



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