Healthy Ageing: Good Practice Examples, Recommendations, Policy Actions

Short description:

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. 

Type of publication:

Good practises

Date of publication:

09/02/2007

Author(s):

Isabel Borges

Publishing organization:

AGE Platform Europe

Language:

English

Long description:

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.
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2

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

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