Active Initiative Go Silver Foundation, existing since 2014, is a Warsaw based non-government organization. Since coming into the market we have carried out many successful projects and social campaigns addressed at the elderly. Our speciality is activating the elderly, fighting against social ostracism, across-generation cooperation together with building local and European identity. Throughout the four years of our existence we have helped and activated around 800 people aged 60+ living in Poland. Our actions are financed from our own means as well as from various donations received within the policy of grants for Polish NGO-s. We cooperate actively with the Polish Ministry of Social Policy ( thus creating in Poland the senior citizens’ policy) and also with Ombudsman, organisation promoting active old age and institutions of the public sector. We also cooperate with various senior citizens’ organisations such as Third Age Universities and the senior councils in Poland.
A. Aleksandra Wołocznik – author and project coordinator, Foundation’s C.E.O., person directly engaged within its realisation, that is establishing contacts with senior citizens, Warsaw institutions and also within recruitment of the team. Since the Foundation’s beginning she acts as the C.E.O. Has 10 years of experience in working within the third sector in Poland. Author and coordinator of many social projects realised for the benefit of the elderly – sponsored by the Department of Senior Policy by the Ministry of Social Policy ( editions 2014, 2015,2017). Also the author of projects realised from the means of Polish-American Freedom Foundation (the program “Elderly in Action”, edition 2014). Her line of business being also investments in Polish health resorts sector. E-mail: email@example.com, mobile: +48 662 300 722
B.S.E. in Architecture, Dr Agnieszka Cieśla – co-author of the report “The Challenge for Warsaw – Housing for the Elderly” published within the project. Architect and town planner, professor associate at the faculty of Spatial Planning and Environment Science at the Warsaw Technical University. A specialist on issues connected with aging of the society and its spatial implications. Lecturer and social activist. Initiator and organiser of the first in Poland Model Housing for the Elderly. Member of the counselling task force at the European Comission for the programme Horizon 2020, at the European Partnership for the Healthy and Active Aging.
Dr Rafał Iwański – co-author of the report “The Challenge for Warsaw – Housing for the Elderly” published within the project, doctor of economics, sociologist, graduate from the University of Economics in Poznań and the University of Szczecin, member of the Polish Society of Gerontology. Professor associate at the faculty of Social Pedagogy at the University of Szczecin. His scientific and research interests focus on social politics, especially social help and social work, but also social and economical gerontology.
M.A. Sandra Szmigiel – animator and project volunteer, person experienced with cooperation with NGO-s and realising projects dedicated to senior citizens (Warsaw Week for the Elderly, Art Knows No Age). Social activist cooperating during the Senior Citizens’ Days in CSW in Warsaw and also a guardian of the elderly in Mali Bracia Ubogich Association. Within the project directly responsible for photographic documentation.
E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, mobile: 48789443484.
Jakub Urbański – person responsible for promoting the project. 10-years experience within the sector of public relations, supports micro entrepreneurs, but also taking part in realisation of projects for international corporations. Specialises in creating the communication strategies for NGO-s and also for local authorities. E-mail: email@example.com, mobile: 664475482.
M.A. Piotr Sajkowski – author of the documentary on the making of the film, graduate of Lodz Film School in Lodz, daily cooperates with popular TV stations in Poland (TVN, Polsat). Looks for fulfilment through cooperation with NGO-s, especially through actions for the elderly, has a long term experience in working with the elderly.
The Challenge for Warsaw – Housing for the Elderly [ENG Subtitles]
The Warsaw Foundation Go Silver has investigated the housing conditions of the elderly living in Warsaw. Over a few months the Foundation employees have carried out interviews with 150 persons aged 60+, in their homes.
Within the report the Foundation has submitted some of its postulates: self-dependent living is the most effective form for an elderly person of maintaining good health and fitness and serves as a cure against many negative social and economic phenomena. The Foundation draws the society’s attention to the fact that due to demographic changes the needs of the elderly will only deepen. It maintains that it is absolutely essential to introduce the programme of flats dedicated to the elderly in order to relieve the system of long-term stationary care over the dependent senior citizens.