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From 25 September to 5 October at 16 parks in the capital will be festive concerts, dance lessons, workout Zumba, exhibitions and workshops.

Worldwide on 1 October is the Day of the elderly. This festival reminds about how important it is to pay attention to the needs and problems of older people, to create conditions to ensure that they could fully take care of your health and realize their creative ideas, doing things you love or spend their leisure time interesting and rich.

In Moscow for citizens older prepared a special entertainment program. From 25 September to 5 October at 16 parks the city Department of culture will be sports training, film screenings, dance lessons, concerts, master classes and tea parties.

Zumba, Darts, “Retrofest”

The celebration of the older generation will start on September 25. In the Park “Gardeners” from 12:00 to 16:00 will take place a concert. It will perform with song and dance performances by folk groups, as well as the participants of the project “Moscow longevity”.

27 Sep 13:00 to 15:30 on the territory of the green theatre Babushkinsky Park on holiday “the Main thing — the soul does not grow old.” It offers Darts, table tennis, gymnastics qigong in the accompaniment of an accordionist, a Zumba lesson and a concert at the end of the holiday.

29 September from 14:00 to 22:00 in the same Park everyone will be able to visit the “Retrofest” and a concert of the Academic choir of veterans of war and labour of North-East. Here you can dance to the hits 1960-1980-ies, to see the musical play “the Moscow Windows” and the legendary Comedy of Vladimir Menshov “Love and pigeons”.

This day will celebrate the holiday in the Park “Krasnaya Presnya”. It will dedicate to health. At 12:00 there will be a meeting with experts from the National medical research center of cardiovascular surgery named after A. N. Bakulev. Cardiologists measure the pressure for everyone and will provide free consultations. The program will finish charging and a master class in painting Souvenirs.

Festival of talents, an evening of romances, retrodance

In Tagansky Park 1 Oct from 14:00 to 16:00 will be held a festival of talents called “Golden time”. The Center for professional and career development offers workshops on the design of plates using decoupage technique and exhibition of works of painting and applied art. At 15:00 in the conference hall will begin the concert with the participation of choir “Golden Years”, the club of bard songs “Taganskaya Harbor”, choreographic collective “the Wind of changes”, vocal group “Hope Taganka”, and other guest artists of the capital’s cultural institutions.

In the Italian garden Vorontsov Park 1 October will take place the evening of romances. It will be held from 16:00 to 18:00. Guests will be able to play the violin, and the winners of Russian and international competitions will perform ballads. In addition, guests will spend an unusual master class called “Dance romance”.

On the same day from 14:00 to 17:00 on the main stage Park “Fili” concert “Retro-VIE” with the participation of creative teams, which including the participants of the project “Moscow longevity.” Here also will spend the master-classes on retromancer, competitions and quizzes.

The performance, guided tour, quiz

1 Oct from 15:00 to 21:00 in the lobby of the pavilion “Protected the Embassy” Zaryadye Park will show “the Bench”, in the lecture hall will be master classes on decoupage frames for paintings and photographs, postcards and toys, and on stage in a large amphitheatre orchestra will perform the Happy Band.

On the same day visitors Victory Park on Poklonnaya hill will be able to listen to the folk song ensemble “MATVEEVSKOE grannies”, and also to take part in the quiz “guess the melody” and many contests. All events will be held in tent on the Avenue of the Partisans from 15:30 to 17:30. The festivities ended with dancing and a tea party.

In Gorky Park 1 October will be a sightseeing marathon. At 12:00 and 16:00 everyone will be able to go on trips “From time immemorial to the height of bird flight”, and at 14:00 there will be tour “Walk with leaders”. To get on a tour, you must register by e-mail:

Fun runs, tea party, photo shoot

Great entertainment for older Muscovites prepared and Lianozovo Park. 1 Oct from 15:00 to 18:00 there will pass a concert “Live fun!” exhibition of painting and master class Zumba. Guests can dance under hits of the 1960-ies and 1980-ies.

In garden named after Bauman this day will be the participants of the project “Moscow longevity” will be held contests and master-class on art and applied art. The festive program will be held from 11:00 to 13:00.

Visitors Perovsky Park 1 Oct from 15:00 to 17:00 waiting for the concert, tea party and photo shoot. And on the main stage in the Park “Kuzminki” from 13:00 to 16:00 are the creative teams and participants of the project “Moscow longevity.”

Ballroom dancing, Hatha yoga, poetry

A series of open lessons dedicated to the Day of older persons, will be held October 2 from 12:00 to 17:00 in the children’s recreation center of the Park “Khodynka”. The program — master classes in ballroom dance, Hatha yoga and qi Gong.

The feast of “All only begins!” will be held in Park “Northern Tushino” 5 Oct from 16:00 to 18:00. Guests can enjoy a performance of vocal and instrumental ensemble, an interactive game “guess the melody” and tea with bagels.

On the same day in the exhibition hall “Art Park” Izmailovsky Park from 13:00 to 19:00 will run an open MIC. Guests can listen to the poems and prose miniatures performed by poets and writers, and read their own creations. Then you hear the songs, and at 18:00 at the gazebo music will start the disco.

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International day of older persons was established by the UN in 1990. In our country the holiday is celebrated since 1992 as the Day the older generation.

This year, the festival, the capital will host around 500 events, including concerts 320, 118 interactive programs, 28 festivals, and exhibitions 17 15 fun.

Caring for the elderly

Moscow — one of the leaders in demographic indicators among the cities of the world. Average life expectancy has reached 78 years (2010 — 74.2 years). 646 Muscovites crossed the 100-year milestone.

Social benefits and payments receive more than 2.2 million residents who are older. More than two million pensioners receive a city Supplement to the pension. From 1 September 2019 increased city social standard minimum income pensioners from 17 500 to 19 500 rubles.

In connection with the increase in the retirement age, the Government of Moscow has preserved the urban benefits of Moscow, under the age of 55-60 years, including the right to free travel on all kinds of city passenger transport (except taxis and route taxis) and suburban rail transport.

21% of Moscow residents-pensioners continuing employment. In 2019 the employment service of Moscow has addressed 17 303 pension and retirement age. Training professional and personal competences were more than four thousand people.

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