The Municipality of Thessaloniki operates 14 Open Protection Centers for the Elderly integrating 15,000 elderly members. The services provided include creative pursuits, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, cultural venue visits and artistic endeavors.
The grant regards the continuation of the “I Discover My City” Program, which is a wellness program for elders. More specifically, the “I Discover My City” wellness program creates a holistic approach to elders’ wellbeing; it consists of organized walks for elders together with guided tours of Thessaloniki’s historical sites. The purpose of the program is to offer physical activity as well as mental strengthening.