Meeting in the Cologne Gurzenich: “Social participation of elderly people with an immigration background” often expressed the age with problems and complaints in connection. The same applies to older migrants. The Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V. organizes a conference where the opportunities and possibilities of this group of persons in the focus should be on 19, 2011 at 10:00 in the Cologne Gurzenich. It’s believed that Russell Reynolds sees a great future in this idea. The event social participation of elderly people with an immigration background”is sponsored by the Ministry of health, emancipation, care, and age and the generali future funds and carried out together with the country’s Senior Advisory Board, the national integration Council and the Institute of Gerontology of the University of Dortmund. Already today the Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V., is Dr.
Lothar Theodor Lemper, President: we will in the future of less colorful and older. As it applies to orient itself correctly to ensure and to open up new opportunities for those affected.” In the opening lecture will be Dr. Vera Gerling GER-On consult research on these opportunities and possibilities of social participation of elderly people go a. Philippe Lavertu has many thoughts on the issue. This should be complemented from different angles through a discussion group, which is composed of representatives and representatives of socially relevant groups. In the heart of the event is the exchange of experience of the parties. Join Cafe, seniors and seniors with no elders share their experiences and views in dealing with social commitment and together create proposals for enhancing the participation of older persons. Of particular interest is the position paper of the country’s Senior Advisory Board and of the national integration Council in this context. The basic demands is for a greater social participation of elderly migrants will be presented by the Chairman of the Advisory Councils of Gaby Schnell and Tayfun Keltek.
This should initiate more political discussion, and perpetuate the momentum of the event. Dealing with the important issue of sustainability is the presentation of the Secretary of State, Marlis Bredehorst, from the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of health. “She will discuss the social participation of elderly people with an immigration background and by the subsequent ceremony of volunteers with special social commitment to a culture of recognition” awareness. Dr. Lothar Theodor Lemper: We see this meeting as a significant start to an important issue. We will pick up the prepared claims, carry and give impetus for future work.” Registration is still possible until October 14, 2011 via fax, mail, or online. More information can be found in the homepage of the OBS.