Active and Healthy Ageing European Innovation Partnership Definition >Maximising opportunities for health, participation and security to enhance quality of life as you age >Autonomy and independence in later life >Physical, mental and social wellbeing >Participation in social, economic, cultural, spiritual and civic affairs, work and physical activity
Active and Healthy Ageing Action Plan for Scotland >Reference Group NHS Health Scotland, Joint Improvement Team, Scottish Government, Universities, NHS, Local Authorities, Housing, Care sector and voluntary sector >Scottish Older People’s Assembly and local forums >Reviewed evidence base and gaps >Highlighted good practice to spread >Ambitious but practical actions to achieve by 2016
Themes identified >“I want to have fun and enjoy myself” >“I wish to remain connected to my community and friends” >“I wish to be able to contribute to society for as long as I want and to be treated with respect” >“Don’t talk about me without me”
“I want to have fun and enjoy myself” –Go for Gold rolled out to supported living settings –Develop resource pack for staff in care homes –Promote physical activity through databases eg ALISS, Physical Activity and Health Alliance –Share messages at key life stages –Promote arts festivals and cultural activities to older people
“I wish to remain connected to my community and friends” –Update falls prevention material –Develop a ‘place’ standard –Increase safe walking routes –Promote intergenerational working by developing the evidence base for effectiveness and sharing good practice –Explore use of social media and digital technology –Engage with local faith communities
“I wish to be able to contribute to society for as long as I want and to be treated with respect” –Share good practice examples for supporting older people in the workplace –Identify best practice for pre-retirement courses and promote with employers –Promote volunteering opportunities for older people –Involve older people as volunteers in design and delivery of care services
“ Don’t talk about me without me” –Meaningful engagement and fully utilise powers of community empowerment legislation –Promote the contribution that older people make to society in positive images and stories –Promote the free support to those living on low income to write wills and appoint Power of Attorney –Promote the messages of the Good Life Good Death Good Grief alliance
Specific actions for: >National Organisations >Health, Care and Housing Partnerships >Community Planning Partners >Older People and Communities >Third and Independent sectors Somewhere to Go and Something to Do
Contribution to Reshaping Care Opportunity to use the Change Fund ‘Older people in Scotland are valued as an asset, their voices are heard, and older people are supported to enjoy full and positive lives in their own home or in a homely setting.’
Making It Happen >Hampden Mental Wellbeing in Later Life event >Innovation events with housing partners >Call to Action for partnerships in April >Work with Games Legacy Team >Monitor indicators of success
Intergenerational Approaches to Improving Health and Wellbeing >Encourage use of Intergenerational Practice in active ageing >Promote healthier lifestyles for all >Support greater independence >Reduce social isolation of vulnerable groups - in particular, older people.
Generations Working Together >29 local networks >Over 350 practitioners trained >Promoting greater understanding and respect between / across generations, building more cohesive communities and growing volunteering.