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Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance qual... Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It applies to both individuals and population groups.
The concept “active ageing” was adopted by the World Health Organization in the late 1990s. It is meant to convey a more inclusive message than “healthy ageing” and to recognize the factors in addition to health care that affect how individuals and populations age (Kalache and Kickbusch, 1997).
The term means helping people stay in charge of their own lives for as long as possible as they age and, where possible, to contribute to the economy and society. Active ageing allows people to realize their potential for physical, social, and mental well-being throughout the life course and to participate in society, while providing them with adequate protection, security and care when they need.
The word “active” refers to continuing participation in social, economic, cultural, spiritual and civic affairs, not just the ability to be physically active or to participate in the labour force. Older people who retire from work, ill or live with disabilities can remain active contributors to their families, peers, communities and nations. Active ageing aims to extend healthy life expectancy and quality of life for all people as they age.
Population ageing refers to a decline in the proportion of children and young people and an increase in the proportion of people age 60 and over. As highlighted by WHO, the proportion of people age 60 and over is growing faster than any other age group. Between 1970 and 2025, a growth in older persons of some 694 million or 223 percent is expected. In 2025, there will be a total of about 1.2 billion people over the age of 60. By 2050 there will be 2 billion with 80 percent of them living in developing countries.
Age composition – that is, the proportionate numbers of children, young adults, middleaged
adults and older adults in any given country – is an important element for policymakers
to take into account.
When health, labour market, employment, education and social policies support active ageing there will potentially be:
• fewer premature deaths in the highly productive stages of life
• fewer disabilities associated with chronic diseases in older age
• more people enjoying a positive quality of life as they grow older
• more people participating actively as they age in the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of society, in paid and unpaid roles and in domestic, family and community life
• lower costs related to medical treatment and care services.
To promote active ageing, health systems need to take a life course perspective that focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and equitable access to quality primary health care and long-term care.
Also engaging in appropriate physical activity, healthy eating, not smoking and using alcohol and
medications wisely in older age can prevent disease and functional decline, extend longevity and enhance one’s quality of life.
Active ageing is the expression of a new paradigm, one that views older people as active
participants in an age-integrated society and as active contributors as well as beneficiaries of development.
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    En el envejecimiento activo, las personas mayores son las primeras que tienen que sentir la necesidad de seguir siendo parte activa de esta sociedad y así mantener su calidad de vida y un aumento de la esperanza de vida saludable. Como así nos deja ver la imagen de la foto.
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    Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It applies to both individuals and population groups.
    The concept “active ageing” was adopted by the World Health Organization in the late 1990s....
    Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It applies to both individuals and population groups.
    The concept “active ageing” was adopted by the World Health Organization in the late 1990s. It is meant to convey a more inclusive message than “healthy ageing” and to recognize the factors in addition to health care that affect how individuals and populations age (Kalache and Kickbusch, 1997).
    The term means helping people stay in charge of their own lives for as long as possible as they age and, where possible, to contribute to the economy and society. Active ageing allows people to realize their potential for physical, social, and mental well-being throughout the life course and to participate in society, while providing them with adequate protection, security and care when they need.
    The word “active” refers to continuing participation in social, economic, cultural, spiritual and civic affairs, not just the ability to be physically active or to participate in the labour force. Older people who retire from work, ill or live with disabilities can remain active contributors to their families, peers, communities and nations. Active ageing aims to extend healthy life expectancy and quality of life for all people as they age.
    Population ageing refers to a decline in the proportion of children and young people and an increase in the proportion of people age 60 and over. As highlighted by WHO, the proportion of people age 60 and over is growing faster than any other age group. Between 1970 and 2025, a growth in older persons of some 694 million or 223 percent is expected. In 2025, there will be a total of about 1.2 billion people over the age of 60. By 2050 there will be 2 billion with 80 percent of them living in developing countries.
    Age composition – that is, the proportionate numbers of children, young adults, middleaged
    adults and older adults in any given country – is an important element for policymakers
    to take into account.
    When health, labour market, employment, education and social policies support active ageing there will potentially be:
    • fewer premature deaths in the highly productive stages of life
    • fewer disabilities associated with chronic diseases in older age
    • more people enjoying a positive quality of life as they grow older
    • more people participating actively as they age in the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of society, in paid and unpaid roles and in domestic, family and community life
    • lower costs related to medical treatment and care services.
    To promote active ageing, health systems need to take a life course perspective that focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and equitable access to quality primary health care and long-term care.
    Also engaging in appropriate physical activity, healthy eating, not smoking and using alcohol and
    medications wisely in older age can prevent disease and functional decline, extend longevity and enhance one’s quality of life.
    Active ageing is the expression of a new paradigm, one that views older people as active
    participants in an age-integrated society and as active contributors as well as beneficiaries of development.
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    Interesante vídeo que aporta Nerea sobre el envejecimiento activo.
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