Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Kornilova M.V. Stages of implementation the Moscow longevity program. Public administration, 2020, No 4 (126), pp. 65-72.

Kornilova M.V. Stages of implementation the Moscow longevity program. Public administration, 2020, No 4 (126), pp. 65-72.
ISSN 2070-8378
DOI 10.22394/2070-8378-2020-22-4-65-72

Posted on site: 06.10.20

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The article analyzes the work of the project/program Moscow longevity based on the assessments of elderly residents of the capital of Russia, as well as specialists working in social protection institutions responsible for local implementation. The program is relatively new and has been running in Moscow for just over two years. The author identifies four stages of the program: preparatory, trial, main and special. This breakdown is based on the existing legal acts regulating the implementation of the project, as well as on the analysis of the results of sociological research. The main sources of empirical data are: interviews conducted by the author with elderly Muscovites about the Moscow longevity program (April-May 2020); surveys and focus groups, including those conducted with the author's participation while working at the Institute of additional professional education for social workers (2016-2017). In the article also analyzes statistics and publications in the media about the success of the Moscow longevity project. Both elderly Muscovites and employees of social organizations highly appreciate the effectiveness of the events, noting their relevance and timeliness, both for involving pensioners in an active lifestyle, and for adapting the elderly to a new period of life for themselves. Participants are happy to study computer courses, learn foreign languages, attend dance classes, play sports, develop artistic and aesthetic skills, master tourism, and visit cultural sites of the capital. There are also significant shortcomings in the program, which require significant material and technical resources and personnel work. From year to year, the project participants voice the same problems related to the unsuitability of the premises for classes, as well as the lack of an individual approach to organizing activities. The special stage associated with the coronavirus pandemic revealed the lack of computer literacy of the program participants (despite the availability of training programs) and the inability to adapt quickly to the new conditions.