Healthy ageing

The population in the WHO European Region is ageing rapidly: its median age is already the highest in the world, and the proportion of people aged 65 and older is forecast to increase from 14% in 2010 to 25% in 2050. People in nearly every part of the Region are living longer, but their chances of spending these later years in good health and well-being vary within and between countries.

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Podcast series explores healthy aging and growing old in an “age-friendly” city

A new podcast series co-produced by the Nordic Welfare Centre explores the themes of healthy ageing and raises the question of what makes a city an “age-friendly” environment.

Age-friendly environments in Europe (AFEE)

The Age-friendly environments in Europe (AFEE) project is an important contribution of the European Commission and the WHO Regional Office for Europe to step up work with cities and communities towards policies for age-friendly environments in Europe

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