AGEING IN EUROPE

Ageing in Europe
A GROWING PROBLEM FOR EVERYONE

Ageing is one of the greatest social and economic challenges of the 21st century for European societies. As reported by the European Commission, by 2025 more than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or over, with a particularly rapid increase in numbers of over 80s. The cost of taking care of the aged is a concern for all the citizens in Europe.

As reported by the European Commission, by 2025 more than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or over, with a particularly rapid increase in numbers of over 80s. Because older people have different healthcare requirements, health systems will need to adapt so they can provide adequate care and remain financially sustainable.

City4Age addresses the issue of the ageing population’s “well-being” in various ways:

  1. Lowering costs, by an extensive use of technology
  2. Devising systems for early detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Frailty and for timely preventive intervention.
  3. Creating technology enhanced channels of communication (using mobile and home installations): the aged feel being “taken care of”, and their life style can be improved