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Physical activity of seniors 65+

Hiking for Health and Longevity

The project idea of “Hiking for Health and Longevity” is to increase the level of physical activity of seniors 65+. We are going to organize hiking/walking tours in all partner countries that will include local important places of cultural heritage.

Physical activity

 The project promotes the popularization of grassroots sport and physical activities for seniors 65+ offering them equal opportunities. Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities is the main goal of the project

Cultural Heritage

This project preserves and promotes places of cultural heritage, contributes to their maintenance, promotion and help preserve them through making them popular places and inform a broader audience about the hiking tours

Project Team from University in Belgrade

dr Vladimir Miletić

Assistant professor on subject “Outdoor activities”

dr Vladimir Mrdaković

Associate professor on subject “Motor control” and “Biomechanic”

dr Željko Rajković

Associate professor on subject “Theory and Methodics of rowing”

dr Nenad Janković

Professor on subject “Atlethic” and “Theory of sport”

dr Miloš Marković

Assistant professor on subject “Theory of Physical Culture”

dr Milan Matić

Associate professor on subject “Atlethic” and “Theory of sport”

Examples  from Practice

Examples from practice that include all the components needed for the realization of hiking people over 65 years

Avala hiking tour

16 km

Details
  • Tour length – 16 km
  • Duration – 5 h
  • Weight – medium
  • Route – Košutnjak, Miljakovac, Avala
  • Heritage – Monument park Jajinci, spring Sakinac, Monument, Tower
  • Important – close to public transport, forest environment
  • Possibility – It can be realized in stages

Paths of Kosmaj

15 km

Details
  • Tour length – 20 km
  • Duration – 7 h
  • Weight – medium
  • Route – Mladenovac, Kosmaj, Sopot
  • Heritage – viewpoint, springs, monuments
  • Important – close to public transport, forest environment
  • Possibility – It can be realized in stages

Košutnjak Heritage

10 km

Details
  • Tour length – 10 km
  • Duration – 3 h
  • Weight – medium
  • Route – Košutnjak
  • Heritage – sport park Pionirski grad, spring Hajdučka česma, Monuments
  • Important – close to public transport, forest environment
  • Possibility – It can be realized in stages

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Our Project Partners

Five countries of the European Union are participating in the project “Hiking for Health and Longevity”, ERASMUS +, Action Sport “Small Collaborative Partnerships”.

Professional support

In addition to the tasks defined by the project, several final works of students of sports and physical education in the field closely related to walking were done, in which the emphasis was primarily on:

  • Stay in nature;
  • Cultural and historical heritage;
  • Physical activitiy

The project idea of “ Hiking for Health and Longevity” is to increase the level of physical activity of seniors 65+. We are going to organize hiking/walking tours in all partner countries that will include local important places of cultural heritage. The hiking/walking tours are going connect sport activities with learning about cultural heritage. The project promotes the popularization of grassroots sport and physical activities for seniors 65+ offering them equal opportunities. Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities is the main aim of the project, while the parallel aim is promote European cultural heritage. Sport activities are an important source for improving health, longevity and quality life. On the other hand, many important traditional natural and cultural heritage places are not well maintained and promoted.

This project preserves and promotes places of cultural heritage, contribute to their maintenance, promotion and help preserve them through making them popular sport places and inform a broader audience about the hiking/walking tours. By publishing a Guide of Good Practices and “Train the Guide” training program on e-learning platform of existing hiking/walking tours for seniors, combining sports activities with cultural heritage, decision-makers will gain generous suggestions for tourist ideas that can be implemented in future.This project promotes sports as hiking/walking that are accessible to seniors, regardless of income, which is very important to build a sport culture. This project can be easily replicated, enlarged and multiplied, in that it can become a model in building a multicultural partnership suitable for building European conditions that promote physical activities among seniors 65+ and help exchange knowledge of the cultural heritage of different European countries, while promoting social inclusion.

 

The methodology of planning and realization of excursions is in addition to solving tasks in the field of physical culture and connecting with other programs of the educational system. This project, although seen earlier, enables the connection of cultural and historical heritage between the participating countries as a novelty, which is a significant novelty that arises from it.

Location

University in Belgrade
Faculty of sport and physical education 

Blagoja Parovića 156
11030, Belgrade (Čukarica)

Significance of research

By filling in the attached questionnaire, you enable a more thorough research to be conducted, the results of which will help in a better approach to working with people over 65 years of age.

Additional strength to the project from Serbia is given by the subject of Outdoor Activities of the Faculty of Sports and its strategic partner “Srbijasume” – Forest Management Belgrade. The participation of the professional magazine “Return to Nature should also be mentioned. The project is implemented according to strict environmental standards and thus becomes part of the project “Environmental Protection Programs – EKOD”

The project also involves volunteers who, through their efforts, enable the realization of a designed program:

  • Milenko Gordić, MSc of sport and PE,
  • Luka Tomić, MSc of sport and PE,
  • Srećko Paležević, MSc of sport and PE,
  • Vanja Miajlović, MSc of sport and PE,
  • Milica Milovanović, MSc of sport and PE,
  • Katarina Rajković, MSc teacher
  • Tamara Simić, PE professor,
  • Jovan Rajković, PE professor,
  • Kosta Marinković, PE professor,
  • Nikola Tanasijević, advanced university student
  • Tatjana Rajković, teacher
  • Jovana Miletić