Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Baymak Russian Federation
Baymak’s age-friendly project aims to identify social problems of older persons, implement new technologies of social work, and create a comfortable environment for the elderly population. The increasing proportion of older persons increases their social importance in society and their capacity to influence social processes.
Working groups have been established, which include Deputy Heads of Administration of the municipal region, heads of organizations. Senior citizens are actively involved in the life of the city. With psychologists’ help, surveys on living conditions were conducted with older citizens. An action plan for the WHO’s Age-friendly Cities project for 2013-2017 is now being implemented.
We have built a kindergarten for 200 children, a 15-bed special ward for infectious patients in the hospital, reconstructed power lines, electrical networks, and water supply. We also updated buses and signs by painting their facades, fencing multi-family residential buildings, and renovated apartment buildings. Bearing in mind the need for respect and social inclusion for our senior residents, we honoured the heroes of war and centenarians. Deputy Heads of local administrations and representatives of different levels also hold solemn ceremonies celebrating various anniversaries of the older generation. Our senior residents are also able to participate in social activities through the different clubs for the elderly available in the community. They can also attend fitness clubs.
We hold regular meetings and prepare reports to coordinate the activities of the different working groups. Looking forward, taking into account the wishes of the older generation, we will continue working on various aspects of city life that impact our seniors.