First Regional Conference "Ageing and seniority – the quality of life"

Oct 1, 2013

What: The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, UNDP Montenegro and PI Nursing Home „Grabovac“, Risan, will organize a two-day Regional Conference „Ageing and seniority - the quality of life“, with the support of IPA 2010 Project “Social Welfare and Child Care System Reform - Enhancing Social Inclusion“ funded by the European Union, and with the support of PI „Morsko dobro“. The Conference will be organized for the purpose of exchanging of experiences and improving positive practices in the area of development of social services for the elderly and care for persons with dementia. The aim is also to provide incentive for development of regional cooperation between institutions and organizations engaged in social protection of the elderly, especially in terms of education of professionals and trainings for individual approach to each beneficiary. At the Conference, the Nursing Home “Grabovac“ will be awarded a certificate ISO 9001:2008.

Speakers at the opening of the Conference will be:
Goran Kuševija, Director of Directorate for Social Welfare and Child Care, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in the Government of Montenegro
Rastislav Vrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro
Mitja Drobnič, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro

When:                  Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Where:                 PI Nursing Home „Grabovac“, Risan

At the First Regional Conference “Ageing and seniority - the quality of life“, the following themes will be discussed: Nursing home as a place of quality life of the elderly; Normative and theoretical framework for development of services in social protection for adults and elderly; The role of local self-government in providing social protection services; The role of Red Cross in the social protection system for the elderly in Montenegro; Experiences and best practices in developing social services for adults and elderly; Promotion of regional development and networking; The quality of life of the elderly using accommodation services; The quality of life of beneficiaries with dementia in social protection institutions.

Honoring October 1st - International Day of the Elderly –a sales exhibition will be organized during the Conference of beneficiaries’ handicrafts, as well as a poster presentation of nursing homes of Risan, Novi Bečej, Maribor, Banja Luka and Sarajevo, and a folklore performance.
Speakers and participants at the Conference will be prominent experts in the field of elderly health and social care from Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Netherlands etc. Professionals and participants of the Conference will receive a certificate of participation.

Contact information

Biljana Raičević, Chief of social service, Nursing Home „Grabovac“ Risan
Mob.: +382 69 153 243, Tel.: +382 32 371 100,  E-mail:; Web:
Marija Jovović, Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Mob.: ++382 67 809 765, E-mail:; Web:  
Ivana Vujović, UNDP Montenegro Communications Assistant
Tel: ++382 20 22 55 33, ext. 118, Mob.: ++382 69 681 222, E-mail:; Web:

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