The ENGAGED Community’s Mid-Term Event will be held on 6 February 2014 in Kiruna, Sweden.
The Engaged Community for Active and Healthy Ageing will be holding its mid-term event as a satellite session between 8:00 and 11:30am on Thursday 6 February in Kiruna as part of the Arctic Light eHe@lth conference.
The theme of ALEC 2014 is the patient as a knowledgeable and active co-partner in care.
Almost twelve months of work: at the crossroads of its first year, the ENGAGED network has been growing in size and in activism.
Its community now encompasses a number of associated partners, interested in the project and plenty of other active connections within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).
But ENGAGED is moving beyond this point. Ageing is high on the agenda for both European politicians and those working in the healthcare sector. It is important that more awareness on age-related issue is raised.
Through the Renewing Health project, 9 regions of Europe, EHTEL and some other NGOs have worked on that very question over nearly 4 years.More about the project, through some interviews of key actors on You Tube, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4qevBc8LA
(This topic was initiated at the request of Marc Lange, Secretary General of EHTEL)
The Challenges of Demographic Change and the Opportunities of Workplace health
The structure of European society is changing. More people are living longer than ever before. This rise in the age profile of people brings challenges, including reducing the prevalence of age-related disorders and diseases (especially those associated with lifestyle factors) and planning employment and retirement strategies.