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About 700 million rubles will be allocated for their development.

In 2021, the number “My social centers”it is planned to increase to 27. About 700 million rubles will be allocated for their development. The total spending on social support will amount to almost 570 billion rubles. This is five percent more than this year.

Life expectancy in the city is increasing. In the last nine years alone, it has increased from 73 to 78 years. There are more and more elderly people. This, in turn, requires taking measures to improve their quality of life.

One of the main centers of attraction for representatives of the older generation is My Social Centers. As of today, there are already eight of them in Moscow; by the end of the year, the same number should be opened.

Sergei Sobyanin submitted a draft budget for 2021-2023 to the Moscow City Duma

In each district, depending on its area and the number of people living, two or three club spaces will be opened. They will also expand the list of activities and communities of interest.

In a pandemic

During the pandemic, the institutions did not stop their work. Citizens continue to lead an active lifestyle online… The most popular communication platforms are WhatsApp, Zoom and Skype.

When restrictions are lifted in the city, the centers will again be able to work out in the gym, attend fitness workouts, or simply read in a cozy atmosphere. It especially supports the residents’ desire for a healthy lifestyle and regularly organizes sports classes and lectures on healthy eating.

In addition, on the initiative of the activists of “My Social Center”, a project was launched “Fairy tales for grandchildren”… Its main goal is to overcome social isolation. Until the end of the year, every Muscovite of the older generation has the opportunity to record a video story for their grandchildren, orphans and children in difficult life situations. The first editions are already available on YouTube channel urban Department of Labor and Social Protection of Population… To become a member of the project, you need to call any of “My social centers”…

Care centers

“My Social Centers” are club spaces of a new format for the older generation of townspeople. Visitors have ample opportunities for creative self-realization, development, spending free time and self-organization. This is a place for live communication and good neighborliness.

To date, the centers have organized more than 3.5 thousand classes. Almost seven thousand people have become permanent members of the clubs. The club spaces are located in the Maryina Roshcha, Tagansky, Preobrazhenskoye, Sokolniki, Chertanovo Severnoe, Yuzhnoye Butovo, Lomonosovsky districts and in the Shchapovsky settlement.

The first center opened last summer in Maryina Roshcha. Since that moment, more than 115 thousand people have become participants in the project.

“My Social Center”: how the city supports its older generation More than 100 thousand visitors: the project “My Social Center” is one year old

The project is also successfully developing “Moscow longevity”… Citizens over 65 can become its participants. They are offered a wide range of educational and leisure activities conducted by professional teachers. In turn, the main feature of My Social Centers is that Muscovites play the role of both participants and organizers of events.

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