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Long-lived societies: from knowledge to action

18/09/2018 to 20/12/2018
 Type: Course
 Line of Knowledge: Promoting Healthy Ageing
 Location: Madrid

Spain is among the longest-living countries in the world, second only to Japan and Switzerland. This situation is the result of the success of our society, which has managed to organise itself to achieve the conditions that allow a long life. In 2050, around 40% of the Spanish population will be over 65 years old: people who are currently over 32 years old in 2018 will become part of this 40% of the elderly population in 2050. We must therefore examine the challenges and opportunities posed by population ageing for current and future societies. 

Course objectives:

1. To understand what ageing is and the conditions that favour long-lived societies with individuals who age actively and healthily.

2. Learn to discuss the ethical issues related to the rights of older people as citizens of long-lived societies and the social interventions that support choices that protect these rights.

3. Examine and discuss the outcomes of effective social interventions to ensure lifelong learning, healthy and inclusive physical and social environments, distribution of wealth to ensure adequate pensions, integrated health and social services for people in disability and dependency processes, and dignified death.

Participation of Matia Fundazioa/Matia Instituto

  • 30th October. Participation and unwanted loneliness in the framework of friendliness movements (Mayte Sancho).
  • 18th December. Integrated care in homes through the coordination of care and services (Mayte Sancho and Alvaro García).


Mayte Sancho
Mayte Sancho Expert in gerontological planning