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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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Upcoming events

Active Ageing Mon Sep 08, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
European Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance
Accessibility Tue Sep 09, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
AAL Forum 2014
Active Ageing Tue Sep 09, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
European Employers’ Forum for Work Life Balance


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