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December 2023

Let’s celebrate the achievements of the AGES project together!


The project

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, aims to develop the tools and training necessary to empower seniors in their ageing. These tools 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 final results

TPM in Poznan, Poland

The AGES project team met for the final time in Poznan on November 23 and 24, to discuss the final steps of the project’s progress. The partners outlined all the activities they had successfully carried out over the three years of the project: development and implementation of all intellectual outputs, i.e. Guidebook on Age-friendly cities and communities, E-Handbook on Active Aging of the European Seniors and an “EasyLearn” system app, organisation of 5 generational meetings, and setting up of language and ICT courses.

All partners also presented their last dissemination events of our project, in order to make our activities and success known to as many people as possible!

All this has helped us to guarantee the success of the AGES project!

Our Intellectual Outputs:

IO1 Guidebook on Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Our Guidebook on Age-friendly Cities and Communities, finalised over the past year under the lead of the University of Porto, is now being actively disseminated by AGES partners, both in their own countries and more globally through their networks. The Guidebook, translated into English and each of the partner countries’ languages, is available on our project website:

IO2 Online Learning Seniors and Seniors’ E-Handbook

The E-Handbook, created under the direction of E-Seniors, is designed to enable seniors and middle-aged citizens to find a wide range of resources to help them age well and actively throughout their retirement.

It contains three main learning units (Financial aspects of active retirement and professional life for seniors, Social aspects, and Educational aspects and learning after retirement), with examples of activities that seniors can do, a series of self-assessment questions, and a section entitled “Questions to ask yourself before engaging in new activities”, which should allow each senior to reflect on his or her motivations and capacities for engagement according to his or her needs and constraints.

These Learning Units are followed by a set of practical guides dedicated to each of the project’s member countries: Turkey, Poland, France, Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain. These country-specific resources and examples go into more depth on the specificities of each country, as well as the related issues and possible questions to consider for a senior citizen wishing to discover new activities after retirement.

Each of these sections gives specific examples of existing activities, as well as contact details, so that interested seniors can contact the organisers directly.

The E-Handbook is also available in the form of an online course, in English, which was developed during training days for senior citizens in each of the partner countries.

The E-Handbook and online courses are available on our project website:

IO3  Development of a Digital System “EasyLearn”

Our partner LidiSmart realised the final version of our “EasyLearn” application, an open education digital system for the provision of the training material developed throughout the project to both the elderly and trainers working in the adult education field together with the nursing and rehabilitation center for the elderly, as part of AGES’ IO3.

All seniors citizens have now access to it, in each of the partner countries’ languages, by downloading in on our project website:

We are all very proud of these successes and results! 

Final words…

All the partners in the AGES project (Çanakkale Valiliği, Parasol Foundation, E-Seniors, LidiSmart, the University of Porto and Magenta) would like to thank you for accompanying us throughout the three years of the project.

We hope that you have learned more as a senior citizen who wants to be more active in retirement, as a professional in activities for seniors, or as a member of a community who wants to continue adapting your city to make it more age-friendly.

We wish you all the best for your next projects and activities!

You want more?

Check-out our website or our social media page!

Also here are some resources on what’s new regarding digital active ageing:

AGE Platform Europe is full of information and resources for 50+:

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