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Health & Consumer Voice - December - 2012 Edition

New action plans for active, healthy ageing

Six action plans to keep older people healthy and active were presented at the first Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in Brussels on 6 November. The conference brought together key stakeholders from across the EU to look at ways to implement and ramp up innovations for active ageing.

The Action Plans include 261 commitments from over 3 000 stakeholders. By pooling resources from across the EU, they aim to improve the quality of life of 4 million EU senior citizens between now and 2015.

The six action plans address:

  • Prescription adherence
  • Fall prevention
  • Frailty and malnutrition, e.g. by helping people to maintain a healthy and active regime
  • Integrated care, e.g. through programmes for chronic disease management and/or tele-monitoring
  • Independent living: e.g. by facilitating social contacts and improving household services
  • Age-friendly environment: implementing innovative age-friendly practices, including ICT, to help older people get out and about.

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