Elderly Citizens Council

The purpose of the Elderly Citizens Council is to promote non-discrimination from the perspective of elderly residents.

The council makes proposals in matters that are relevant for the elderly residents’

  • health and well-being
  • ability to participate in decision-making
  • living environment and housing
  • mobility and services.

The main partners for the Elderly Citizens Council are

  • the organisations for the elderly in Helsinki
  • the elderly citizens’ councils of the Helsinki metropolitan area
  • the elderly citizens’ councils of Finland’s other large cities.

The Elderly Citizens Council of Helsinki was established in 1997. These councils were made a statutory requirement in 2013.

Members

Members nominated by NGOs

Pensioners Organisation, regional organization of Helsinki
Olli Salin
salinol@outlook.com
Tel. 050 5991210

The National Seniors’ Association in Helsinki
Pirjo-Liisa Kangasniemi
pirrekangasniemi@gmail.com
Tel. +358(0) 50 559 3171

The Association of Swedish-Speaking Pensioners in Finland
Lena Lindberg
lena.lindberg(a)pp.inet.fi
Tel. +358(0)40 5797991

The Association of Carers in the capital region, POLLI
Marja Ruotsalainen
marja.ruotsalainen(a)polli.fi
Tel. +358(0)40 1684 328

The Central Association of Finnish Pensioners, Helsinki district
Lahja Sjöblom
lala.sjoblom(a)gmail.com
Tel. +358(0)50 5874200

Alzheimer’s Association of Helsinki
Teija Mikkilä
teija.mikkila@alzhki.fi
Tel.  +358(0)40 5892776

Helsingin seudun Inkeri-seura ry
Toivo Tupin
toivo.tupin(a)gmail.com
Tel. +358(0)40 5783894

Helsinki Congregation
Ulla Lumijärvi
ulla.lumijarvi(a)evl.fi
Tel. +358(0)9 23402536

City Councillors

The National Coalition party
Laura Varjokari, chairperson
laura.varjokari(a)gmail.com
Tel. +358(0)44 777 7332

Timo Auranen
auranen.timo(a)gmail.com
Tel. +358(0)41 5057668

Left Alliance
Mirja Arajärvi
mirja.arajarvi(a)welho.com
Tel. +358(0)40 576 8733

Social Democratic Party
Veijo Lehto
veijo.j.lehto(a)gmail.com
Tel. +358(0)500 404223

The Greens
Pirkko Telaranta
telaranta.pirkko@gmail.com
Tel. +358(0)50 5002319

Members nominated by City Divisions

Social and healthcare division
Seija Meripaasi
seija.meripaasi(a)hel.fi, Tel. +358(0)9 31052482

Education division
Satu Luomajoki
satu.luomajoki(a)hel.fi
puh. 09-310 88656

Urban environment division
Pirjo Tujula
pirjo.tujula(a)hel.fi, Tel. +358(0)9310 38410

Culture and leisure division
Jenni Räsänen
jenni.rasanen(a)hel.fi, Tel. +358(0)9310 37842

Central Administration

Johanna Seppälä
johanna.m.seppala(a)hel.fi
Tel. +358(0)40 334 5974

Titta Reunanen
titta.reunanen(a)hel.fi
Tel. +358(0)40 5781428

Anne Nissinen
anne.k.nissinen(a)hel.fi
Tel. +358(0)40 3362228

Secretary

Planning Officer Outi Paulig
outi.paulig(a)hel.fi, vanhusneuvosto(a)hel.fi
Tel. +358(0)9310 43580