The demographic changes arise a great challenge to public policies, demanding the preparation of the responsible organizations. The «Active Ageing» starts to be seen as the mainstreaming for policies, as it can counteract or reverse the negative trends of these demographic changes. This research focused on the policies that seek to respond to the population aging problems in Portugal. It was produced an analysis of three local programs following the mainstreaming of «active ageing» in interior country. Although there is no unique and definitive solution, these programs should emphasize healthy lifestyles aiming the highest quality of life possible taking into account the socioeconomic situations, without disregarding the duty of reinforce the repairing and inclusive component of ageing.
|Translated title of the contribution||Active ageing promotion at local level: Analyzing municipal programs|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2014|
- Active Ageing
- Local Policies
- Local Programsa