Which of these fields of Active and Healthy Ageing are addressed by your initiative?
Health literacy and patient empowerment, Prevention and early diagnosis of functional and cognitive decline, Assisted daily living, Independent living solutions, Social inclusion (intergenerational practice, work and volunteering), Age friendly buildings, environments, and communities.
If none of the above, answer here:
Please describe if and how your stakeholders (cooperation partners, funders, users, etc.) have been participating in defining the problem and developing the solution.
Whilest planning the programme Finland´s Slot Machine (as a funder for the programme) invited a wide group of specialists and managers of organizations for a meeting. It came out that the need for this kind of programme is obvious and there are so many problems without an answer. The group met several times and made together the planning of the programme. The Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged was one of the organizations invited. Later on The Central Union was elected to coordinate the programme.
Has your solution been tested in trials, experimentations, or pilot projects? If yes, please describe the process and outcome.
Active Age programme is making changes into elderly peoples everyday life. For getting information of these changes programme has employed a researcher. Research has not started yet.
Within programme's projects, there are already pilots, that have been successfully tested. For instance one group of dementia patients have participated in music and choir activities with curative effect for themselves and their relatives.
What barriers might hinder the success of your initiative? How do you plan to overcome them?
If the project does not succeed in the field - overcome:
- we give project management support to all projects/project workers
The network of the projects does not work - overcome:
- we try to use different kind of dialogic network methods and network specialists to make a better network communicaton