Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door has long experience in organizing and implementing programmes for adults with cerebral palsy, based on European and international standards.
The Day Center for Adults is the result of the long experience of Cerebral Palsy Greece in organizing programmes for adults profoundly impeded by cerebral palsy, who have the greatest need for creative activities and socialization. This is one of the most sought-after programs at the Open Door Centre, with the largest number of applicants every year.
The programme includes many interesting educational and recreational activities, with the overall goal of maximizing the intellectual development and independence of the participants.
We quote a comment from the head teacher:
“We have achieved a lot, but we dream of achieving even more. Of course, in every effort we don’t forget that nothing is more effective than love and respect for our fellow human beings”.
Every inspiration and every creation has its source in the imagination. C.G. Jung (1875-1961)
The Art Club is a pioneering programme for Greece. It addresses people with and without disabilities, as this co-relation encourages mutual respect and cooperation and establishes in the best possible way that art, not only does not discriminate, but reflects the true image of society, whose main feature is diversity!
Through the magical world of painting, music, dance, theater and literature, the Art Club provides creative activity for the body and the mind, but also nourishment of the soul and the opportunity to express emotions.
A member of the Art Club tells us:
“Τhe Club is my life! It is here that I learned what it means to be spiritually free”.
A volunteer of the Art Club tells us:
“A revealing experience. It helped me love art even more and broaden my horizons. Thank you.”
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison (1943-1971)
Following CPG’s tradition in developing innovative new programmes, the Friendship Club was founded in October 2019, in response to the need of people over 45 years of age to optimize their free time in a way that suits their desires, interests and age.
In a warm, friendly, creative environment, two groups have been formed according to the age and the abilities of each member.
Here are the first impressions of members of the Friendship Club:
“At the Friendship Club I saw my smudges take shape and the seeds I planted bloom.”
“I learned to tell stories and I discovered that I could play musical instruments!”
“The most important thing I’ve learned so far is to listen more carefully to others and to not be afraid to talk about my feelings.”