Working with Macedonian Elderly Citizens. Presenter: Slobodanka Trajkovski Macedonian Community Welfare Association Inc. MCWA Services. Advocacy on behalf of the Macedonian Speaking community MCWA Access and Support Program (SAPP)
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Presenter: Slobodanka Trajkovski
Macedonian Community Welfare Association Inc.
To enhance awareness and understanding of the Macedonianculture in relation to:- Its historical and political background - Cultural behaviours and values- Political issues within the community- Religious and spiritual practices- Cuisine- Language- Education and health experiences in Macedonia- Family networks and relationships- Migration and settlement- Community demographics
Population: 2,2 million (500,000 residing in Skopje)
Borders: North – Serbia and Montenegro
South – Greece
East – Bulgaria
West – Albania
Political System : Parliamentary Democracy
Religion : Macedonian Orthodox (64.7%), Muslim (33.3%) and other Christian
Language: Macedonian, Albanian, Romani, Turkish etc.
There is an issue of invisible statistics. These include:
Strina, nina- father’s brother’s wife
Vujna- mother’s brohter’s wife
Teta - father’s/mother’s sister
Zdravo – Hello
Prijatno – Goodbye
Kako Si? – How are you?
Dobro Utro – Good Morning
Dobro Vecer - Goodnight
- Stuffed Capsicums
- Cabbage Rolls
- Rice pudding
- Apricot Cake
assistance ‘outside’ the family