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Since 2018, about 380 thousand older citizens have taken part in the project, many of whom have been able to make their dreams come true.

On March 1, the project “Moscow Longevity” turns three years old. Everyone is invited to take part in the festive events.

“Three years is a serious age for any project, when the core of the participants and employees of the longevity team has already been formed, a lot of experience has been accumulated and plans for the future have been outlined. Last year was a test for all of us, but we coped with the challenges of self-isolation with dignity, once again proving to everyone that “Moscow Longevity” is a community of active and caring people. We hope that this year the project will gradually return to its usual rhythm, while continuing to develop the innovations that were introduced during the pandemic, ”said the head

Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the City of Moscow Evgeniy Struzhak

On the first day of spring, everyone is invited to a wellness walk. Participants have to walk three thousand steps – you can walk at any pace and rhythm in a park or square, in the courtyard of a house, around an apartment, with or without Scandinavian sticks.

At the same time, to participate in the action, it is necessary to record a short video congratulation, which begins with the words: “I am walking my three thousand steps because …”, then post the video in your account on the social network Instagram, mark the account of “Moscow Longevity” (@ mosdolgoletie) and put the hashtag # 3 thousand steps to a long anniversary.

“The main idea of ​​the campaign is to remind the older generation of Muscovites about the benefits of physical activity. Scientists have proven that regular walking prolongs life, is the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, has a general strengthening effect on the body and improves mood. “Three thousand steps to longevity” is the best way to celebrate the birthday of your favorite project, ”added Evgeniy Struzhak.

On Gogolevsky, Tverskoy and Chistoprudny boulevards, street photo exhibitions dedicated to the project participants and their achievements are opening. The heroes will appear in vivid images created by photographers Dmitry Iskhakov and Alexander Orlov.

Also in honor of the holiday, “Moscow Longevity” is launching a campaign for new participants. Older Muscovites who sign up for the project on March 1 will receive gifts.

Now you can join the project remotely by leaving a request for portalor by contacting local social service centers. You can fill out the questionnaire in the capital’s centers of public services “My Documents”.

Women over 55 and men over 60, as well as Muscovites who have retired due to seniority, can attend classes under the project.

On the website of the Moscow Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, everyone can take a cognitive test “How well do you know the Moscow Longevity project”… This is a great opportunity to learn interesting facts and stories about the older generation. For example, how old is the most adult participant, what are the most unusual and popular areas of study in the project, or how many records have been set by Muscovites during the entire existence of “Moscow Longevity”.

The Moscow Longevity project is an integral part of city life. Since 2018, about 380 thousand citizens of the older generation have become its participants, many of whom have been able to fulfill their dreams – they first appeared on the stage in theatrical performances and at music concerts, got a new profession, learned a foreign language, mastered a new sport, started a personal blog in social networks or learned to draw.

The Moscow Longevity project was launched in 2018. Today it is the largest program in the country for the leisure, education and recovery of the older generation. Free classes in various types of activities – from gardening to computer technology – are organized in all districts of Moscow. During a pandemic, the project works online.

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