The AGES project aims to empower older European citizens in their daily lives and to help them improve their quality of life. The partners strive to give older people the knowledge, tools and strategies to be active players in their own ageing and not passive spectators. Our consortium, composed of 6 European countries, will aim to develop the tools and training necessary to empower seniors in their ageing. These tools will cover a wide range of topics such as stress management, digital training and even language learning. AGES also wants to encourage intergenerational exchanges as we believe that both generations will benefit from this exchange as they have a lot to learn from each other.
Our results so far
TPM in Poznan, Poland
The AGES project team met in Poznan on June 8 and 9, to discuss the project’s progress and our next steps. The partners shared their experience in writing the Intellectual Outputs, i.e. Guidebook on Age-friendly cities and communities and E-Handbook on Active Aging of the European Seniors, defined further steps and exchanged some ideas on the ways of the AGES project improvement.
We also had the opportunity to discover the city of Poznan, thanks to the hospitality of our host, the Parasol Foundation, and to share good moments together in order to strengthen the bonds within our team.
These meetings are highly important for the smooth running of our project, and production of the best possible result for our AGES Intellectual Outputs.
LTTA in Gijón, Spain
A month later, the whole team gathered again in Gijon, Spain, for our LTTA organised by our partner Magenta. During this first week of July, we had the opportunity to learn more about the good practices implemented by the different cities in the Asturias region, i.e. Gijón, Oviedo, Avilés and Candás.
The various meetings, organised by Magenta and in partnership with representative structures of these cities, allowed us to study the various practices implemented in Asturias to help seniors stay active throughout their retirement, such as digital training with younger people, physical activities, empowerment through theater, specialised daycare centres, or help received thanks to Red Cross telecare centres.
IO1 Guidebook on Age-friendly Cities and Communities
After a lot of hard work by all the AGES project partners, the IO1 is now finished, and the Guidebook on Age-friendly Cities and Communities written under the lead of the University of Porto will soon be transmitted on our networks, including the project’s website, in English and in the languages of each partner country. It will also be disseminated to municipalities that might be interested in such an exchange of good practices.
We are all very proud of this success and this result!
IO2 Online Learning Seniors and Seniors’ E-Handbook
Having confirmed the E-Handbook structure with the partners, E-Seniors presented the first draft of the Intellectual Output 2 during our TPM in Poznan. This E-Handbook contains Learning Units, which will be accessible to all via our networks, and which will allow the users to learn more about different topics that are important for the good and active ageing of seniors. The E-Handbook discusses crucial issues to consider before retirement, i.e. the different economic and financial aspects of your retirement, the importance and role of social ties when you are senior, and the different possibilities to continue learning after retirement.
These Learning Units will be followed by practical guides for each of the partner countries, compiling ideas and practical advice for senior citizens or any middle-aged people wishing to prepare for their retirement now. They will contain a list of examples and advice accessible to all.
Our Project Intellectual Outputs:
IO2 Online Learning Seniors and Seniors’ E-Handbook
All partners are now working on drafting good practices that can be found in their country or city for seniors who want to stay active throughout their retirement.
We look forward to presenting the results, which should be available by the end of 2022.
IO3 Development of a Digital System “EasyLearn”
Our partner LidiSmart presented its first ideas and proposals for the preparation of IO3 during the TPM in Poznan. We will now be working on its realisation over the next few months under his leadership.
We will update you regularly on our progress on AGES social media pages!
Our Next Project Meeting:
LTTA in Paris, France
In November, it will be the turn of the AGES partners to study good practices for active seniors in Paris. The E-Seniors association will welcome the team in its premises, and will also present the actions and activities it sets up for its seniors.
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Also here are some resources on what’s new regarding digital active ageing:
- “Ageing gracefully in a digital world”, How China is harnessing technological innovation to become an age-friendly society https://www.who.int/china/news/feature-stories/detail/ageing-gracefully-in-a-digital-world
- “What does it mean to age gracefully”: https://www.healthline.com/health/aging-gracefully
- “A guide to eat your age”, information on nutrition per age group: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/eat-your-age
- AGE Platform Europe is full of information and resources for 50+: https://www.age-platform.eu/
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