Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Project title: "Active and Healthy Olympic Seniors - AHOS"
Project reference numer: 603392-EPP-1-2018-1-SI-SPO-SSCP
Duration from 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2021


1. Faculty for Commercial and Business Sciences, Celje, Slovenia

2. Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Faculty of Physical Education in Biała Podlaska

3. Olympic Committee of Slovenia - Association of Sports Federations

4. Give us wings – Association for people with disabilities, dysfunctions, special needs and rare diseases, Skopje, Macedonia

The project Active and Healthy Olimpian and Paralympian Seniors is tackling the physical activity of EU citizen especially elderly people. The main objective of the project is to increase the possibilities of elderly for involvement in physical activity with the special focus on the Olympians and Paralympians after their retirementfrom competitive sport.

Scholars report about numerous positive effects of regular physical activity on the whole lifespan. Elite athletes were extremely physically active in younger age but they are less active in later age (65+), therefore, the project aims to lower the risk of non-active life style in the group of former elite athletes after the end of their sport career.

The main purpose of the project is to prepare an exercising model and present recommendations for training for the elderly based on the empirical research and an experiment with professionally prepared and coached exercise programme for the groups and individual former elite athletes. The research findings could contribute to successful transitions after retirement and serve as a base for the proposals for holistic systematic support for elite athletes.

By outlining cases of good practice, former elite athletes can be presented as role models. With the Manual for adapted physical activity programme for the elderly and workshops, we will offer a guide for individuals, former athletes and non-athletes, exercise practitioners and organizations who wish to implement physical activity programmes for the elderly that foster the long-term health and well-being.


- W dniach 10-13.04.2019 r. odbyło się I spotkanie partnerów projektu Active and Healthy Olympic Seniors (AHOS) w Celje (Slovenia), w którym uczestniczyła z ramienia Filii AWF dr Maria Bilska (partner) oraz dr Lucyna Dołowska-Żabka.

- W Filii AWF w Białej Podlaskiej w dniach 15-17.09.2021 r. miało miejsce kolejne spotkanie partnerów projektu AHOS, w którym licznie uczestniczyli gościcie z zagranicy. W tych dniach równocześnie odbywała się V Międzynarodowa Konferencja Naukowo-Metodyczna nt. " Aktywność ruchowa dzieci i młodzieży niepełnosprawnej".

- W dniach 21-23.11.2021 r. dr Maria Bilska, mgr Mariusz Buszta oraz dr Lucyna Dołowska-Żabka (UPH Siedlce) uczestniczą w IV międzynarodowym spotkaniu roboczym zespołów biorących udział w projekcie Erasmus+ Sport 2018 Active and Healthy Olympic Seniors (AHOS). Spotkanie odbywa się w Skopje (Macedonia).