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ENGLISH(EN)

ROTARY FOUNDATION
GLOBAL GRANT PROPOSAL

Proposal - Project Title : GYM CENTER FOR THE ELDERLY


Section A Host and International Sponsor Information
Host Sponsor : Itabaiana

International Sponsor :

Primary Contact : Cunha, Antonio Jr. Oliveira da


[6587380]

Primary Contact :
District :

District : 4390
Club :
Club : Itabaiana

Section B - Community Needs


(1) Describe the benefiting community including its location using any relevant geographic
and demographic information.If the activity is a scholarship, enter "N/A"
Itabaiana is a town with 86,000 inhabitants located in the state of Sergipe,
northeastern Brazil, considered the second poorest region in the country. Population over
60 years old constitute 18% of the inhabitants and the city offers only a few occupational
activities for the elderly. A key ingredient to healthy aging is regular physical activity. The
risk of many diseases and health problems there are common in old ages decreases when
a city has a good infrastructure for physical activities and encourages the participation of
the elderly.
The Rotary Club of Itabaiana, through this project, proposes the installation of 02 gym
centers for the elderly in the city. Each gym consists of 10 exercise devices suitable for
elderly, which will be installed outdoors, in public squares and/or parks.
(2) What community needs have been identified? If the activity is a scholarship, enter
"N/A"
Based on a research done by the Rotary Club of Itabaiana, rotarians have identified
the following needs, as for the elderly:
- The lack of occupational practices related to physical activities;
- The low level of integration and socialization;
- The need for redeeming public places such as squares and parks providing better living
for citizens;
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(3) How are these needs currently being addressed with local resources and/or
government agencies, NGOs, etc? Summarize the proposed activity(ies).If the activity is a
scholarship, enter "N/A"
Currently the city of Itabaiana doesnt have a support program for elderly health care.
This will be a pioneer project in the city.

Section C - Activity Description


(1) Summarize the proposed activity(ies)
1. Purchase of gym equipment for the elderly;
2. Installation of equipment in town squares;
3. Training of the volunteer teams to support activities;
4. Advertising campaigns through local radios, sound trucks and door-to-door;
5. Motivational and awareness programs ;
6. Making physical activities a tool for reducing the risk of diseases and health problems
common to the elderly.
(2) List any Cooperating Organization(s) or University(ies) involved in the proposed
activity(ies).
Rotary Club of Itabaiana: Volunteers Group
Tiradentes University: Participation of undergraduate students from the Physical
Education Department
Itabaiana City Hall (Department of Health): Transportation
(3) Describe how the benefiting community(ies) will be involved in the activity(ies).If the
activity is a scholarship, enter "N/A"
Once the gyms have been installed, local radio stations and sound trucks will advertise
about the locations and the importance of the project for the elderly, to increase
awareness;
For the elderly who live far from the gyms, the municipal health department will provide
vehicles for transportation;
During the opening hours of the gyms, students of Physical Education (University
Tiradentes) give instructions for the use of equipment.
Rotary Club volunteers visit the homes to distribute information guides and motivate the
elderly to go to the gyms, practicing physical activities frequently.
(4) Has the benefiting community(ies) confirmed that they would like this activity(ies) to
take place?
Yes
(5) Proposed Start Date : 15 Aug 2011

(6) Proposed Completion Date : 15 Apr 2012

Section D Area of Focus


(1) With which area(s) of focus is the proposed activity aligned?
Peace and Conflict prevention/resolution - No
Disease Prevention and Treatment - Yes
Water and Sanitation - No
Maternal and child health - No
Basic education and literacy - No
Economic and community development - No
(2) Describe how the activity(ies) will address the goal(s) of the Area of Focus
Improving skills of local health care professionals.
Educating and mobilizing communities to help preventing the spread of major diseases.

Section E Project Outcomes


(1) What are the immediate and long term outcomes of the activity?
Physical activities for the elderly (via gym equipments) - when executed effectively and
regularly -, improve components of fitness such as aerobic fitness, muscular strength,
flexibility and body composition, and even minor components such as speed, power,
reflex, coordination and balance.
Additionally, the immediate results of this project are:
- restoring public places that havent been used properly by citizens;
- promoting sociability, integration and self-esteem for the elderly population of the city;
- introducing a new concept of healthy habits.
The long-term results envisaged are:
- reducing the risk of diseases and health problems common to the elderly;
- improving quality of life.
(2) Explain how all involved parties will act to ensure the sustainability of the activities
and/or outcomes.
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Itabaiana will be responsible for the following:
- Marketing campaigns and awareness of healthier habits;
- Conservation and maintenance of the equipment;
- Regular home visits (registered elderly citizens) to gather information and results;
Itabaiana City Department of Health will provide transportation to the elderly citizens who
live far from the gym centers.
Tirandente University will provide the participations of undergraduate students from the
Physical Education Department at the gyms, to guide and support the elderly.

Section F Budget
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(1) Currency / Exchange Rate


Name of Local Currency : BRL
Current Exchange Rate : 1.6200
Date Exchange Rate Entered : 14 Jun 2011
(2) Budget Details
Budget Item

Supplier/Vendor

BODY STRETCHER
WITH THREE
HEIGHTS (2 units):
Stimulates the
central nervous
system through the
stretching and
strengthening of the
major muscle groups
DIAGONAL SPIN
FOR 3 PEOPLE (2
units). Increases joint
mobility of the
shoulders and
elbows.
GUIDANCE SIGNS
(2 units). Prefrence
of Use. Give
preference to the
elderly while using
the equipment
HORSEBACK
RIDING
SIMULATOR FOR
3 PEOPLE (2 units).
Strengthens the
muscle groups of the
lower and upper
limbs, and increases
cardiorespiratory
endur
LEG PRESS FOR 3
PEOPLE (2 units).
Strengthens thigh
and hip muscles.

Ziober ATI
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Amount in Local
Amount in USD
Currency
2980.0000
1840.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

3560.0000

2198.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

1980.0000

1222.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

7500.0000

4630.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

5020.0000

3099.0000

MULTI EXERCISER
- CONJUGATE (2
units). 6 Distinct
Functions: 1) Leg
flexor; 2) Leg
extension; 3) Seated
bench press; 4)
Seated incline bench
press; 5)
ROWING
SIMULATOR (2
units). Strengthens
the back muscles
and shoulders.
SKIING SIMULATOR
FOR 3 PEOPLE (2
units). Improves
flexibility of the legs,
hips, upper and
cardiorespiratory
endurance.
SURFING
SIMULATOR FOR
2 PEOPLE (2 units).
Improves flexibility,
leg agility, hips and
lower back.
VERTICAL SPIN
FOR 3 PEOPLE (2
units). Strengthens
the upper body and
improves flexibility of
the shoulder joints.
WALKING
SIMULATOR FOR
3 PEOPLE (2 units).
Increases mobility of
the lower limbs and
develops motor
coordination.

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

7720.0000

4765.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

3210.0000

1981.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

8400.0000

5185.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

3340.0000

2062.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

2800.0000

1728.0000

Ziober ATI
(www.zioberati.com.br)

7760.0000

4790.0000

Budgeted Total in Local Currency : 54270.0000


Budgeted Total in USD : 33500.0000

Section G Financing
(1) DDF Amount in USD : 16000.0000
(2) Rotarian Cash Amount in USD : 1000.0000
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(3) Additional outside funding in USD :


Maximum Rotary Foundation : 16500.0000
(4) Requested Rotary Foundation (TRF) Match in USD : 16500.0000
Computed Total Financing in USD (Cash+DDF+Match) : 33500.0000