Policy Brief on Ageing: Active Ageing

Short description:

Some ageing policies may be aimed at providing services within this status rather than at empowering older persons to live independently. Here, a change of paradigm is needed. In order to gain the ability to remain active, the individual needs to invest in this process throughout the life course. Appropriate societal structures, incentives and awareness-raising would enable persons to live an active life-style as long as possible. 

Type of publication:

Presentation

Date of publication:

06/01/2012

Author(s):

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Publishing organization:

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Language:

English

Long description:

 Challenging context

 Suggested strategies 

 Expected result 

 Introduction, the concept of active ageing

 Context of the ageing process 

 Labour market and participation 
- Work-life balance throughout the life course 

 - Flexible careers through education and training 

 - Adapting working environment to the needs of all generations 

 - Images of older employees and anti-discrimination policies 

 - Flexible retirement 

 Social inclusion 

 - Volunteering as a measure to promote social inclusion 

 - Active through the participation in social family networks 

 Health 

 - Preventive health measures – A healthy life style throughout the life course 

 - Frailty and long-term care – Towards community care 

 Recommendations 

 - Labour market and participation

 - Social inclusion 

 - Health 

 - Streamlining ageing policies 

 Bibliography 

 Checklist Challenging context
Suggested strategies
Expected result
Introduction, the concept of active ageing
Context of the ageing process
Labour market and participation
- Work-life balance throughout the life course
- Flexible careers through education and training
- Adapting working environment to the needs of all generations
- Images of older employees and anti-discrimination policies
- Flexible retirement
Social inclusion
- Volunteering as a measure to promote social inclusion
- Active through the participation in social family networks
Health
- Preventive health measures – A healthy life style throughout the life course
- Frailty and long-term care – Towards community care
Recommendations
- Labour market and participation
- Social inclusion
- Health
- Streamlining ageing policies
Bibliography
Checklist

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