The first in an Eastern European country
Because of difficult economic conditions, the students were also called on to volunteer for administrative work, excursions and theatre visits. They also ran a 'self-help team' to help fellow students in case of illness or other emergencies.
With Professor Halina Swarzc in charge, research work in gerontology was
continued and international seminars organized. In this way, the Third
Age University of Warsaw fulfilled all four of Professor Vellas's principles