The project aims to reintegrate marginalized seniors into society through a comprehensive intergenerational approach to cognitive health and promotion of active ageing - European Union faces rapid demographic change which is a source of potential tensions between the generations in a every year older Europe - The project focuses on the acquisition of e-skills and better access to information technology (ICT) for older people in order to create better life conditions for them, help them take an active role in family life and society, combate isolation and promote learning exchange.

SUMMARY

     The project aims to reintegrate marginalized seniors into society through a comprehensive intergenerational approach to cognitive health and promotion of active ageing.
This finality is expected to be reached through:
a) computer courses – organized for seniors who are out of the productive circle;
b) presentations and support groups for family caregivers of seniors suffering form mental diseases in order to enhance understanding and relations between generations;
c) conferences and training sessions in the field of psychogeriatrics for socio-medical personnel (social workers, primary care physicians, medical staff);
d) web site “Educational Network for Psychogeriatrics – ENPSYGE” – with archive of materials on cognitive diseases that will contain links to other specialized web sites, blogs where relevant material will be collected;
e) exchange of good practices on senior integration methods through education.

RATIONALE

     European Union faces rapid demographic change which is a source of potential tensions between the generations in a every year older Europe. In this context solidarity between the young, the active middle generations, and the older population must be approached from a wider perspective, encompassing the promotion of mutual cooperation and exchange between the generations, encouraging a better shared understanding of the needs and expectations of all age groups, and exploring new forms of coexistence.

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