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The Association's purpose is to implement self-help programs for the elderly, develop organized volunteer work, preparing the middle generation of their old age, creating the right conditions for a quality life of the elderly in the area of inter-human relationship and to help bring down stereotypes regarding old age and intergenerational cooperation and solidarity.

 

The Association of Societies for Social Gerontology of Slovenia
Partizanska cesta 12
2000 Maribor

BU Gregorčičeva 17,
5270 Ajdovščina

BU Ljubljanska cesta 58,
1230 Domžale

Email:
zveza@skupine.si


Head office: Partizanska cesta 12, 2000 Maribor
Phone: 02 234 75 70
Legal representative: Zorica Škorc, president

Regional network organizer: Danijela Zimšek Kralj, 02 234 75 73, danijela.zk@skupine.si

Regional network organizer: Petra Cerinšek, 02 234 75 72, petra.cerinsek@skupine.si

Finance: blanka.kositer@skupine.si



BU: Gregorčičeva 17, 5270 Ajdovščina
National network organizer: Martina Slokar, 05 366 47 70,  martina.slokar@skupine.si


BU: Ljubljanska cesta 58, 1230 Domžale
Regional network organizer: Tatjana Prašnikar Đuran, 01 729 55 80,  tatjana.prasnikar@skupine.si


Identification data:
Registration number: 2151880
Tax ID number: 22819959
Current account number: 04515-0001193511
Nova kreditna banka Maribor d.d.

Initial establishment data:
Date of registration: 13.09.2005
Registration authority: Administrative unit Maribor
Entry number: 1267
Start-up capital origin: home capital
Founder: intergenerational associations
Legal representative: Zorica Škorc, president


Mission and Vision

The goal of the Association is to set up conditions and possibilities for quality life of the elderly in the field of interpersonal relationships and intergenerational connectedness, and preparing the middle generation for their own old age.

The Association's purpose is to implement self-help programs for the elderly, develop organized volunteer work, preparing the middle generation of their old age, creating the right conditions for a quality life of the elderly in the area of inter-human relationship and to help bring down stereotypes regarding old age and intergenerational cooperation and solidarity.


Presentation

The Association of Societies for Social Gerontology of Slovenia is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary, non-profit humanitarian organization, which carries out the elderly people self-help programs and works in the public interest in the field of social welfare.

The Association was established by 20 intergenerational societies, which are its regular members. The Association connects also associate members – 24 other organizations and societies, which also implement the same elderly people self-help program on local level.

The Association connects a national network of 487 self-help groups of the elderly, half of which are functioning in public organizations, and the other half in home environment.
Self-help groups are led by 811 volunteers, who have the right qualifications. Every week these groups connect more than 4.449 people older than 65 years.
The national coordination group consists of organizers of local and regional networks and contact persons for which the national network coordinator is responsible. The association works out of three business units.

Administrative organs of the Association:

  • assembly,
  • executive committee with president,
  • council of experts,
  • monitoring committee,
  • user council,
  • court of honour.

Important events in the development of the Association:

  • 5 March 1986 Tone Kladnik, M.A., establish the first elderly people self-help group at the Izola Retirement Home;
  • 13 November 1989 Mimica Primc establishes the first group in the home environment in Ilirska Bistrica;  
  • 23 June 1992 the Social Gerontology and Gerontogogics Association of Slovenia is established;  
  • 10 January 2002 the first issue of the Prepletanja magazine is published;  
  • 7 June 2005 the Social Gerontology and Gerontogogics Association of Slovenia is transformed into the Association of Societies for Social Gerontology of Slovenia.

Activities and Goals

Goals:

  • meeting non-material needs of the elderly
  • maintaining and increasing social inclusion of the elderly
  • preventing the degradation of their social status; improving their social status
  • maintaining participation of the elderly
  • intergenerational communication
  • preventing and mitigating social and psychosocial problems of the elderly
  • keeping the participants in good health
  • developing volunteer work  
  • preparing the middle-aged generation for their own old age


Activities:

  • working with the elderly in the associations that are members of the Associations to include them in self-help groups
  • organizing volunteers in the Association – implementing self-help groups
  • creating, managing and maintaining conditions for uninterrupted work in the program of helf-help groups in local networks in Slovenia
  • creating, organizing and managing regional networks in Slovenia
  • coordinating, leading and connecting networks into a national network of self-help groups in Slovenia
  • developmental activities
  • connecting and working with other implementors of social welfare programs and with other groups working in the same area on a local, regional, national and international level

Ethical Principles

Ethical codex of the Association:

  • principle of volunteering
  • principle of a meaningful old age,
  • principle of intergenerational cooperation
  • principle of cooperation and working together withing the Association
  • principle of adapting to the environment

The Association also follows the Codex of ethical principles in social services and Ethical codex of organized volunteering.


Funding and Support

Programs are co-financed by:

  • Ministry of labor, family, social affairs and equal opportunities,
  • Foundation for Financing Disability and Humanitarian Organizations of Slovenia
  • Employment Service of Slovenia
  • European Union (Erasmus+)
  • Municipality of Maribor
  • Municipality of Ajdovščina
  • Municipality of Škofja Loka
  • Municipality of Domžale
  • Municipality of Mengeš


Local support:

  • many municipalities
  • social welfare institution
  • social work centers
  • regional Red Cross
  • other organizations and societies