ZIVOT 90

The association Zivot 90 (translated as Life 90) was founded in 1990 with the goal of enabling senior citizens to live a fulfilled life where they are happiest - at home. Since 1995 we run a community centre for senior citizens, their carers and families in the middle of the historical part of Prague. We offer our services 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, not only within Prague but throughout the Czech Republic.

 

Clients may visit our information and consultation centre for free, where they can obtain advice, for example concerning social-legal issues, they can visit a psychologist or just meet together and have a chat.

 

Also free of charge is our telephone crisis helpline called ‘the confidential seniors telephone line 800 157 157'. This helpline provides continuous and free support for senior citizens in crisis situations, when they feel lonely and or are experiencing elder abuse or other distressful situations. This helpline also supports carers and families of senior citizens, with advice and encouragement.

 

For more than 20 years Zivot 90 has been running an emergency call service, through which we have saved the lives of over a thousand senior citizens in the whole of the Czech Republic. This service connects with our clients via remote-voice electronical communication devices and watches over them in their own homes 24 hours a day 7 days per week, with accessibility into the most remote corners of the entire Czech Republic.

 

Our domiciliary care service is aimed at senior citizens who require support to stay within their own home. Domestic carers assist with serving meals and drinks, personal hygiene and getting dressed, home cleaning and also organise the preparation and delivery of lunch time meals, transport and accompaniment of clients to medical appointments or to cultural and social events.

 

The respite section, which is run within our community centre in the shape of a nine-bedroom family setting, is aimed at senior citizens who are cared for by their families. For a set time up until three months, we take on the care for their loved one and make it possible for the family carers to take a much-needed holiday or undergo their own health treatment.

 

Active senior citizens are invited to participate in the day-centre for a range of activities and the ‘Senior's Academy'. Here they are able to make new friends; they can join multiple language, physical activity and hand-craft courses as well as enjoy presentations and cultural activities. They may also choose to become part of one of our volunteer programs or enjoy the diverse productions of the in-house theatre, with wheelchair access through the ground floor of our community centre.

 

Our scope of international activities includes many projects such as Meet Nature, HelpAge International, UISEL or Grundtvig.