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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 13:12

EEF and Monsanto Foundation Open Two Centers for Seniors in Cherkasy Oblast

EEF and Monsanto Foundation Open Two Centers for Seniors in Cherkasy Oblast

On July 7 two centers for seniors opened in the village of Stepantsy (Kaniv district of Cherkasy oblast ) and in Cherkasy.
Center in Stepantsy is based at the premises of the rayon center for social servicesEEF awarded a grant in amount of UAH 223,007 to local Rayon Veterans Organization to implement this project.
Organization made renovations and purchased all necessary equipment. Now the Center provides laundry and clothing repair services. An important focus of the Center will be the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. In particular, the center conduccts training seminars with the participation of doctors, created room for physical therapy training and rehabilitation of people with disabilities. Also the center provide consultations of the psychologist, family medicine specialists and consultations on social protection and pensions issues. The Center also provides services to the residents of surrounding villages:
Kozarivka, Synyavka, Kopiyuvate, Lytvynets, Blacksmiths, Beresnyahy, Orlivets and others.

The Center opened in Cherkasuy is based at the regional center for social services of Pridneprovsk district of the city. The Center provides a unique service: a salt room, where the sessions of galotherapy are provided. In addition, Center provides physical therapy. For this purpose a gym for the elderly was established. Center is opened to visitors from Pridneprovsk district of the city as well as nearby villages of Krasnaya Sloboda, Stepanky, Farms, Verhuny, Hatsky. New services will help improve the health of older people, combining treatments in the salt room and physical education sessions under the supervision of an experienced instructor. To create the center EEF provided a grant in the amount of UAH 283 550 to Charity Fund "UROZHAY - HROMADI"
Overall in the last seven years EEF has created about 30 such centers with the support of Ukrainian and international business. Centers created by the Foundation in 2016, in Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr and Kyiv oblasts were funded by the "Monsanto"Foundation.

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