Healthy Ageing Brochure

HEALTHY AGEING. GOOD PRACTICE EXAMPLES. RECOMMENDATIONS. POLICY ACTIONS.Healthy ageing is not just about prolonging life. It is about promoting the necessary means to enable older people to continue to participate in society and to cope with daily life. It concerns learning, the exchange of good practice and the development of strategies and policies designed to promote older people's individual well being and personal growth. This brochure is about the potential for the development of health promotion and preventative measures for older people. It is about maximising older people's functional capacity and independence, seen as essential elements to enhance their quality of life.

Investing and improving health is a responsibility shared by the European Union, Members States, civil society organisations and individual citizens. This brochure explains the importance of creating an enabling environment as well as direct approaches to promoting healthy habits and lifestyles. It also underlines the importance of promoting a positive and integrated approach to health by addressing a range of social, economic, housing, transport, new technology, education and other relevant policies that have an impact on health. It gives a brief overview of the European Union competences in the field of health and provides useful examples of good practice, policy facts, projects, strategies and recommendations for priority actions for Healthy Ageing.

Download HEALTHY AGEING. GOOD PRACTICE EXAMPLES. RECOMMENDATIONS. POLICY ACTIONS. (.pdf, 2,26MB)

For further information, please visit:
http://www.age-platform.org

About AGE
AGE, the European Older People’s Platform, aims to voice and promote the interests of older people in the European Union and to raise awareness of the issues that concern them most. Everyone in the European Union is increasingly affected by decisions taken by its institutions : the Council of Ministers, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice. Decisions affect the daily lives of all its inhabitants - including older people. For further information, please visit www.age-platform.org.

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