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In the parks — skiing and ice skating, and in universities to visit colleges. What will be the autumn-winter season of the project?

October 1 will start the autumn-winter season of the project “Moscow longevity”. For participants will open three new directions.

For older Muscovites will appear of the section of sports games. Among them football, volleyball, basketball, Curling, table tennis, badminton, Golf, Billiards and others. First open mug winter sports. 14 parks you can visit ski training, and in 17 parks organize skating.

“The project is only 18 months but he has already become an integral part of the city, the new Moscow tradition. I hope that new directions will not only delight those who are already involved in the project, but will attract a new audience, especially the male, which is now only 15 percent,” — said the Deputy head of the Department of labour and social protection of Moscow Vladimir Filippov.

In the new season 225 training programs for the participants of “Moscow longevity” prepared 26 Metropolitan universities. To the project, in particular, joined the MSU named after M. V. Lomonosov, Moscow agricultural Academy named after K. A. Timiryazev, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russian University of Economics named after G. V. Plekhanov, Moscow state University of food production.

Older citizens can take sommelier courses, and to attend classes in English, information technology, psychology, business, landscape design, beekeeping, vegetable and other areas. Citizens are also invited to participate in meetings of the intellectual clubs and interest groups.

At the initiative of participants of the project “Moscow longevity” and theatrical figures in the project opened a theatrical direction. For participants working 70 theatrical studios. The older generation learn acting skills, they will learn what is psychodrama, art therapy, as well as get acquainted with the process of creation of scenery and costumes. Classes already visited by over two thousand people.

Studio work on the basis of leisure and cultural centres, social service centres, schools, theatres and exhibition halls. For example, in the theater-Museum “Bulgakov’s house” classes are conducted by people’s artist of Russia Vladimir Steklov.

The implementation of the project “Moscow longevity” began in 2018. Most often the participants become Muscovites at the age of 60-70 years. More than 8.3 million people (7.2 percent) stepped 80-year milestone. 85 percent of participants “the Moscow longevity” — women.

Approximately one-third of seniors attending two or more circle. One of the most popular fields of sport.

Last summer for the participants of “Moscow longevity” organized about 200 events in the parks, including 19 festivals, about 40 events and 100 open workshops. In them took part more than 80 thousand Muscovites “silver age.”

In 49 clinics organized courses of physiotherapy, 390 groups were engaged in more than 10 thousand people. During the past season, the participants in the program established eight new records.

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). Social benefits and payments receive more than 2.2 million residents who are older.

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