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Here are the first highlights from the expert consultation Ljubljana – a city friendly to older people with deafblindness, which took place in the large conference hall of the City Hall of the Municipality of Ljubljana.

The event was organised by the Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN in cooperation with the Municipality of Ljubljana.

It was the first expert consultation on the topic of older people with deafblindness in Slovenia.

We would like to express our deep gratitude to Simon Maljevec, Minister of the Ministry of Solidarity for the Future, Dejan Crnek, Vice-Mayor of the Municipality of Ljubljana, Boštjan Vernik Šetinec, Adviser at the Advocate for the Principle of Equality, Dr. Sanja Tarczay, President of the World Federation of the Deafblind, Dodir, Dr. Zdenka Čebašek-Travnik, Mag. Barbara Kobal Tomc, Director of the Slovenian Institute of Social Welfare, Ana Petrič, Director of the Notranje Gorice Home for Senior Citizens, Dr. Simona Gerenčer, Secretary of the Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN, Mag. Laura Perko, Deputy Director of the Ljubljana Home Care Institute, mag. Mojca Trček, President of the Association of Private Patient Care Nurses, dddr Andrej Pleterski, member of the Silver Thread – Association for a Dignified Age, doc. dr. Vera Grebenc, Faculty of Social Work, Biserka Marolt Meden, Adviser to the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Simona Pirnat Skeledzija, Representative of the Prime Minister’s Office, Borut Sever, Director of FIHO – Foundation for the Financing of Disabled Persons and Humanitarian Organisations, Aleš Polanjko, Commissioner for the Blind, Partially Sighted and Deafblind of Lions District 129 Slovenia, all the participating persons with deafblindness, representatives of various organisations, interpreters and translators, and all the participants.


Ljubljana, 17. 5. 2024


Foto: Ministrstvo za solidarno prihodnost