Senior friendly communities in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion: Improving the lives of people with dementia and old-age depression (2018)




The Meuse-Rhine Euroregion has embarked on strengthening the role of local municipal authorities to support active and healthy ageing in senior friendly communities paying special attention to dementia and old-age depression. The Senior Friendly Communities Project has included training of local policy-makers in strategy development, local public health interventions, intersectoral action and cross-border collaboration, new roles for community personnel, people-centred approaches to care and well-being, and implementing information technology solutions. The Project can be tailored to the needs of communities and has inspired local authorities to provide more interventions for dementia and old-age depression.