Why RECETAS in Prague?
In Prague, the negative effects of urbanization must be balanced by more green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. The covid-19 pandemic has also had an impact on physical and mental health : people moved less, had less social contact. All nature based activities, bringing up social contacts and new relationships are more important than ever.
A city with a large elderly population which may be affected by dementia and Alzheimer…
of people living in Prague are over 60
people have dementia problems
of them are diagnosed with Alzheimer
…but Prague offers great opportunities for easy access to outdoor activities.
of water areas
of grassy and wooded areas
outdoor gyms for fitness parcs freely accessible
Examples of good practices
Collective exercises in the city’s natural spaces are being expanded with the support of the municipalities of the Prague city. For example, open-air yoga classes are frequent. During the pilot part of the RECETAS project, a group of 15 seniors tried a Chinese type of Qigong exercise in the peony garden.
The FRESH SENIOR FESTIVAL is a traditional open air event where people come together to enjoy a variety of non-profit and community activities. It’s an afternoon of music, dance and new community opportunities.
Situated in Central Bohemia on the Vltava river, Prague is the historical capital of Czech Republic. With a population of 1.3 million, it is the largest city in Czechia and also a governmental, business and cultural center. With its medieval and baroque architecture, Prague is a frequented tourist location. There is also one of the oldest universities in Europe: Charles University (est. 1348).
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City SDG index
Subjective well-being ranking
Temperate Ocanic Climate (Cfb)
Get in touch
Are you an organization based in Prague that deals with these topics? Do you want to share your experience ? Are you interested in getting involved in RECETAS activities?
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More information: https://www.cello-ilc.org/recetas/