From the Department of Employment and Social Policy of the Basque Government, aware of the important transformation that the society is experiencing as a result of the ageing process, with the collaboration of the Matia Institute technical team, the Strategy for Active Ageing has been developed f
Promoting Healthy Ageing
This area of expertise, Active Ageing, has a more community vision of care (friendliness), working with environments, necessarily complementary to the previous one and in which Active Ageing represents the cornerstone of its development.
Increased life expectancy is causing the proportion of elderly people worldwide to grow faster than any other age group, producing rapid ageing of the population.
Therefore, it is necessary to rely on the development of healthy physical and mental lifestyle habits, training through the recognition of skills and competencies, the promotion of equal opportunities, the encouragement of self-esteem, and the participation of the elderly in society, from their experience, training, values, focusing on the role of family and the community. Active ageing is based on gender perspective and intergenerationality, promoting equal opportunities and personal autonomy.