Aktiivisen ja terveen ikääntymisen tiekartta

Translated title of the contribution: A roadmap for active and healthy ageing

Veikko Ikonen, Markus Mäkinen, Jaana Leikas

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional


    Societies are ageing globally, which comes with challenges concerning healthcare and economics. Active and healthy ageing (AHA) is a method to improve older people’s quality of life, reduce capacity concerns on healthcare, and enhance economics. ProEIPAHA project appointed three concrete goals to improve AHA: two more healthy life years, maximum independence and working as long as desired. By systemic modelling, we dis-covered that appropriate products and services, preventive actions and economic growth are important determi-nants for achieving the goals. Silver markets are in a central role to tackle demographic challenges, because they enable better utilisation of appropriate products and preventive actions. Silver markets have also a direct effect on economics. However, reduced physical and cognitive capabilities, lack of digital and health literacy and inade-quate market awareness are currently effective silver market barriers.
    Translated title of the contributionA roadmap for active and healthy ageing
    Original languageFinnish
    Title of host publicationIkääntyminen ja teknologia
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8613-4
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8612-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


    • healthy ageing
    • silver markets
    • silver economy
    • active ageing


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