Saturday, September 29, 2012

Blue Week

Seniors are celebrated throughout France: Blue Week is a special time of associational life that invites the public to become aware of important social role of elders in our society.
What is the Blue Week?
Week of retired and elderly people, called "Blue Week" is a moment of associational life.
This event aims to inform and educate the public about the contributions of retirees in the economic, social and cultural concerns and challenges faced by the elderly, achievements and projects of associations.
Everywhere in France, of October 15 to 21 , local events are organized on the theme "Aging and act together in the community." contest A premium best programs.
As every year, the City of Lyon, in collaboration with associations and organizations, offers many activities for seniors.

"The year 2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. In Lyon, we find that our seniors are a strength and an opportunity for our city. Throughout the year, they show us the importance of staying active and participating in the life of the city not only to add years to life, but also life to years. This 2012 edition of the Blue Week proves it again through the wide variety of activities offered by partner organizations and institutions.
You will be able to participate ...
... time for reflection , with coffee debates, and opening this week, two thematic workshops on the Action Plan "Lyon City Age Friendly" public spaces and transport.
... time information and discovery , with lectures, tours, exhibitions, workshops and introductory open house associations and clubs.
... times of sharing and conviviality , with exchanges between generations, sports, games - with the honor this year, the game of chess! - Performances, reading, echoes the festival Light meals ... and a great ball to end this week on a dance! "
Peter Hemon Deputy Mayor of Lyon Managing the Elderly


Workshops "Age Friendly City Lyon" How to take better account of the needs of our seniors in transport and public spaces? With representatives of the City of Lyon (urban travel directions, public lighting, green spaces ), Greater Lyon (towards the road), the Sytral unions and taxis.
Inspired by the witnesses Grand Lyon Friendly City seniors (seniors).
punctuations dramatized in the morning by the company The Cry of the camel. Monday 15 October from 9am to 12.30pm - Town Hall - 1 place de la Comédie - Lyon 1er

On enrollment in the limit of seats available - Invitations to remove from your town hall.


Launch of House of seniors dedicated to space activities "seniors" proposed by third district associations, managed in partnership with the CCAS, the House of seniors will celebrate its launch with much fanfare around a buffet with music producers association Croc'ethic Tar'taraf and fanfare. Thursday, October 18 from 17h - Residence Boileau - 245 rue André Philip Lyon - 3rd


Afternoon dancing in the halls of City Hall Come improvise a tango bold, a villainous java, a frenzied rock, a quiet waltz or foxtrot jazz in the salons of the Hotel de Ville, under the leadership of Teachers graduates CODERS69 (Departmental Committee of Retired Athletes du Rhône) and their senior students? Friday, October 19 from 16h to 19h - Shows the Town Hall - 1 place de la Comédie - Lyon 1er

Invitations to remove from your local district within the limits of available seats.

Program of the Week Blue ...

Games, choirs, exhibitions, conferences, sports, walks, food: all kinds of entertainment are provided in each district of Lyon.

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