Healthy Ageing: Good Practice Examples, Recommendations, Policy Actions

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. 

of good practice, policy facts, projects, strategies and recommendations for priority actions for Healthy Ageing.
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION 4

a) A brief note on European Union competences in the field of Health 4

b) Demography and Healthy Ageing in the EU public Health Programme 5

c) What is Healthy Ageing? 5


I - HEALTHY LIFESTYLES 6

1. Nutrition 7

2. Physical, Mental Health and Well Being 8

2.1 Injury Prevention 10

2.3 Peer Support 14

3. Adequate Use of Medicines 16

4. Substance Abuse: Alcohol and Smoking 18


II - SOCIAL PARTICIPATION 20

1. Removing Physical Barriers: adapting the built environment 21

2. Volunteering Activities 22

3. Removing Social and Political Barriers 24


III - SOCIAL INTEGRATION IN THE COMMUNITY OF OLDER PEOPLE LIVING 

AT HOME OR IN A RESIDENTIAL SETTING 26


V – ANTI-DISCRIMINATION INITIATIVES 30

1. In Access to Healthcare 31

2. In Access to Goods and Other Services 32


VI - UNIVERSAL ACCESS AND INDEPENDENT LIVING 34

1. New Technologies and New Services 35


CONCLUSION 36


BIBLIOGRAPHY 37

Date: 09/02/2007
Author: Isabel Borges
Organization: AGE Platform Europe
Reference: http://www.age-platform.eu/images/stories/EN/Brochure_Health_EN.pdf
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
Tags: best practices, adults, gerontology, health, physical health, quality of life, quality improvement, senior generation
Categories: Overall support