IOANNIS

ΔΗΜΟΣ ΕΥΡΩΤΑ

Contact Person

Title: 
Mr.
First Name: 
IOANNIS
Family Name: 
GRYPIOTIS
Position: 
MAYOR

General Information

Complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in original language: 
ΔΗΜΟΣ ΕΥΡΩΤΑ
Translation of the complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in English: 
MUNICIPALITY OF EVROTAS
Official address of the institution/organisation: 
5 Ioanni Linardaki st, P.C. 23051 Skala , Laconia
Street, number: 
5 Ioanni Linardaki st
Post Code: 
23051
City: 
Skala , Laconia
Country: 
Greece
Title of the website: 

Current affiliation

The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy aging: 
No
The WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: 
No
An affiliated member of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: 
No
The WHO European Healthy Cities Network: 
No
The signatories of the 2013 Dublin Declaration on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe: 
No

Type of organisation

Local authority (e.g. community, municipality, town, city, county) » Full member

Additional information

size of our total population: 
17 981 inhabitants
We are already working on: 
Housing
Social participation
Respect and social inclusion
We would like to start working on: 
Transportation
Civic participation and employment
Communication and information
Community support and health services
Outdoor spaces and buildings
Building on the previous information, please provide a brief summary (250-300 words) of your city or community's policies, programmes and services targeted at older people and how you are planning to make your community more age-friendly. If your application is successful, this summary will be published on the Covenant's website: 

Municipality of Evrotas has various social facilities, not only for  elder people but its inhabitants in general. Avaliable social services in the Municipality of Evrotas are the following:

- The "Help at Home" Program
- Nursery Schools
- Free Food Distribution Program
- Uninsured and Financially Weak Citizens Booklets
- Social Convenience Store
- Granting of Financial Assistance
- Volunteer Office

- Urgent Financial Assistance

The “Help at Home” Program emphasizes on providing systematic and organized primary care for the elderly, as well as the disabled. The program is implemented by local authorities. It is directed towards senior citizens who cannot look after themselves fully and individuals with mobility difficulties and other problems. The program gives priority to those who live on their own or do not have families to take care of them or those who live with too low income (income lower than 5000 euro) to cover their basic needs, so as to improve their quality of life. A total of 120,000 elderly and people with disabilities, have benefited from the program’s services, such as Counseling and emotional support, home visits by nurses, nursing care and physiotherapy, family, domestic assistance, satisfaction of everyday practical needs, outdoor duties (paying bills, shopping, etc.) and other services. 

Moreover, Municipality of Evrotas proceeds to create Protection Open Centres for Elderly to prevent biological, psychological and social problems of them in order to remain independent, equal and active members of the society, raising the awareness of the public and institutions on the problems and needs of elderly people and conduct research on issues related to health prevention such as vaccinations, medical examinations, etc., which will contribute to improvement of the living standards of the elderly.