Czech Republic

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

How will nature-based activities be tested?

Pragmatic randomized controlled trial will be implemented. The study population in Prague will be:

Old people (60+) with a risk of social isolation and loneliness, targeted by primary health care and outpatient care.

Eldery people with dementia endangered and family caregivers of vulnerable seniors living at home

Dyads with/without MCI of one of these

For the recruitment, there will be close cooperation with : Centre of Longevity and Long-term Care, Czech Alzheimer Society, general practitioners and other ambulatory specialists, nonprofit organizations, home care organizations working on long-term focus on targeted group and projects specialized in the well-being of the elderly and people suffering from dementia.
Social care organizations of Prague districts municipalities will be important partners to identify and target older adults endangered by loneliness. Moreover, the contact with local media will enhance the recruitment process.

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. 

About Prague

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).

City population

1 312 199

Population density


City SDG index


Subjective well-being ranking

#18 (2020)

Average Temperature


Köppen classification

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?
Contact us !
More information:

Charles University

Faculty of Humanities, Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care

Iva Holmerova
Project Leader & Associate Professor at the Faculty of humanities of the Charles University

Alžběta Bártová
Project Manager & Researcher

Vlaďka Dostálová
Research coordinator

Iff Kolářová
Project Support

Blanka Novotná
Researcher & PhD Student

Barbora Holubová
Researcher & Student

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