Universities for pensioners, with 5,500 volunteer teachers and legal recognition, improve the quality of life of tens of thousands of senior citizens across Portugal.
Home care in Sweden’s capital gets examined and reformed, making the system more responsive to patients’ needs, especially regarding the distribution of time slots.
Better community services are introduced in the city, which provide easier access to healthcare, such as dental check-ups in schools, and housing and mobility services for the elderly.
This initiative motivates seniors to reconsider their relationship with food, educates them about nutritional values, promotes cooking, and brings people together for many events, with the aim of fighting malnutrition and its effects on senior citizens.
This project in Milan represents ‘a meal across generations’ as senior citizens share their lunchtime with schoolchildren, increasing social cohesion.
The needs of senior citizens in Opole, Poland, are addressed by providing a variety of new care services, such as delivering hot meals, setting up a residential complex, and the opening of an information and education centre.
Ireland has become a world leader in addressing elderly people’s issues, by setting up participative councils, making businesses aware, and preparing for population ageing.
Accessible municipal housing in the city centre meets the needs of senior citizens, allowing them to vacate their former family residences, which have become oversized and impractical for them.
This programme provides professional assistance to people in Lithuania who privately take care of their family members at home.
The mobile centre at the library of Vratsa reduces information isolation by providing computer literacy training for older people.
Students receive free accommodation for 30 hours per month of their time to support the care of elderly care home residents.
Low-cost intergenerational flat-sharing creates greater social cohesion between students and the elderly.
Athboy town ensures accessibility and inclusivity for all citizens regardless of age, physical, cognitive, or sensory impairment.
A Services Centre provides social assistance for elderly and socially vulnerable people in a partnership between the community and the authorities.
A coordinated network of local caregivers and service providers supports those most in need: the elderly, the disabled, the ill, and their families.
Young people from the city stay with older people in rural areas, to create lasting connections between generations, preserve cultural heritage, and develop young people’s sense of belonging.
An innovative integrated design project facilitates social cohesion and intergenerational residential communities, to prepare for an ageing society.
Volunteers “adopt a grandparent” to help senior citizens battle isolation loneliness, support them in daily tasks, and remind them to take their medicine during lock-down.
Age Friendly Housing Specialists advise local government on how to improve housing options for older residents.