Active Ageing

 

Our projects on active ageing aim to give older and very old persons more and better chances to participate and contribute. We empower them to live as long as possible in their familiar environments – autonomously, healthy and safely. We not only contribute to the empowerment of older individuals, but also to the age-friendly design and organisation of social and built environments.

invisible talents: Brochure „Everybody has something to give“

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The project „invisible talents“ aimed to make the talents of older and very old people (more) visible and enhance thus the social participation of the older generation. This publication wants to raise awareness and combat negative stereotyping. It was developed to inspire organisations, initiatives and communities to get active and facilitate the participation of older and very old people and to encourage older people themselves to make use of their talents and get involved.

Age-friendly Environments: New publications

The project partnership of „Age-friendly Environments (AFE) Activists“ has recently issued two new publications: The Experience Report shows good AFE practices in two age-friendly cities, The Hague and Udine and study visits as opportunities of experiential learning. The Advocacy Handbook is a handy tool for adult educators who want to support people aged 65+ in gaining skills and competences necessary to strengthen their civic engagements for age-friendly environments.

Age-friendly Environments Activists: Experience Handbook

The Age-friendly Environments (AFE) Activists project addresses the need for tailored training to adults aged 65 and over who want to promote age-friendly environments in their cities and influence municipal agencies in their decision making so that infrastructures and services are adapted to the diverse capacities, realities, needs and preferences of ageing residents. This handbook covers two domains: 1. Good AFE practices in two age-friendly cities, The Hague and Udine and 2. Experiential learning through study visits.

Age-friendly Environments Activists: Advocacy Handbook

The Age-friendly Environments (AFE) Activists project addresses the need for tailored training to adults aged 65 and over who want to promote age-friendly environments in their cities and influence municipal agencies in their decision making so that infrastructures and services are adapted to the diverse capacities, realities, needs and preferences of ageing residents. This Advocacy Handbook is a handy tool for adult educators who want to support people aged 65+ in gaining skills and competences necessary to strengthen their civic engagements for age-friendly environments.

Mobility Scouts Sensitisation Handbook for stakeholders at local level

This Sensitisation Handbook addresses institutions, organisations and companies responsible for or having an impact in the designing and shaping of public spaces and providing services to older citizens. The handbook is available here in Germand and English (see download section below). Further language versions (Italian, Dutch, Lithuanian) are available on www.mobility-scouts.eu.