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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Improving the lives of people with dementia and old-age depression

In a bid to improve the lives of people suffering from dementia and old-age depression, local authorities in parts of the WHO European Region have begun combining public health and various social services to better support the active and healthy ageing of their senior communities. On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September, we highlight an initiative in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion.

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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