What does Active Ageing mean?

Active Ageing is defined by the World Health Organization as the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It allows people to realise their potential for wellbeing throughout their lives and to participate in society according to their needs, desires and capabilities, while providing them with adequate protection, security and care when they need assistance.

It implies optimising opportunities for physical, social and mental health to enable older people to take an active part in society without discrimination and to enjoy an independent and good quality of life. On the other hand, creating an intergenerational society needs awareness of each and everyone about what she or he can do for the society of all ages, urgent adaptations of family policies and innovative solutions for new working careers which are life-cycle based.


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Solidarity between Generations Mon Apr 28, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Families in the Crisis
Active Ageing Mon Apr 28, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
EU conference on working conditions
Solidarity between Generations Tue Apr 29, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Families in the Crisis

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