The Department of Social Medicine and Epidemiology of the Faculty of Medicine in Rijeka organizes exercises for senior citizens in cooperation with the Faculty of Health Studies and the support of the City of Rijeka. Groups of exercisers are led by undergraduate students of Physiotherapy who have undergone a training course of managing exercises for older persons. An adapted exercise programme has a beneficial effect on the joints and spine, heart and circulatory system, circulation, digestion, hormonal and nervous systems and it eliminates fatigue and bad mood. The programme also monitors the progress and effectiveness of exercises. Exercising is free of charge for persons over 65 years of age at local boards Škurinje, Potok and Mlaka and at the Faculty of Health Studies.

Contact: mob. 091/132 0422 – Department of Social Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Rijeka

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