- Raising awareness on the benefits of physical activity, explaining methods for overcoming barriers and negative attitudes about physical activity, and increase physical activity behaviours among community members
- Period: January 2022 – December 2024
- Promotion of physical activity, aiming to change older people’s mindset, by encouraging their participation to physical activity at any form and intensity, and under any physical condition, for improving their quality of life in physical, mental and social terms.
- The project’s specific objective is the education and training of adults from various professional profiles, having relation to promotion of active ageing or social and health care of older people, to act as promoters of physical activity to older people population, of:
1. Direct target group:
Adults from various professional profiles around the promotion of active ageing for older people as it is:
- Physical educators working in gyms, active ageing organizations, physical activity clubs
- Social and health care related professionals (clinicians, social workers, physiotherapists, nurses)
- Physical activity, culture organization members
- Tourism and recreational organizations and facilities – Adult and VET providers
2. Indirect target group:
People in third age and their caregivers (irrelevantly of their health status and level of autonomy), that need to know more about including physical activity, in their daily routine, or need a motivation to abandon their passive or sedentary lifestyles.
GERMANY – Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster (WWU)
The Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences (IfS) is part of Department 07 Psychology and Sport and Exercise Sciences at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU). In the Active Aging Lab, they look at active ageing in two ways: (a) exploring how to move and how this can be reported, (b) maintaining and increasing mobility, which includes interventions and resulting changes. The lab’s target groups range from young adults to people in old age, with a spectrum from healthy seniors to care cases.
GREECE – PiKei New Technologies (PIKEI)
PiKei – New Technologies (PK) founded its legal entity in late 2017. The team currently counts 5 highly qualified engineers that deliver distributed system to support traceability & trust, system integration, asynchronous Online e – Learning platforms and consulting services to increase process automation and productivity through cutting edge ICT solutions.
GERMANY – The European Group for Research on Aging and Physical Activity (EGRAPA)
EGREPA is the European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity. EGREPA was born during the Third International Conference on Physical Activity, Aging and Sport, held at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, in 1992. At this meeting it was recognized that there was a need for a European international scientific organization which would deal with these concerns. Since that moment EGREPA has organized and collaborated in a series of events aimed at achieving its founding objectives.
GREECE – Corporation for Succour and Care of Elderly and Disabled (FRODIZO)
Corporation for Succor and Care of Elderly and Disabled-FRODIZO is a non-profit organization, established in the Patras area in 2009 with volunteers from the health and social care sector promoting rights and general support. elderly people, patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Frodizo is a member of the Hellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and the Association of Social Entities “Solidarity Pillars-Kostis Stefanopoulos”.
ITALY – Istituto per Servizi di Ricovero e Assistenza agli Anziani (ISRAA)
Website: www.israa.it ISRAA is an Italian public senior care provider based in Treviso. They are one of the leading public organisations in Italy about ageing and care with a strong gerontological psychology approach to the ageing process. ISRAA is specialised in providing support to people with Alzheimer and dementia; they focus their research and actions on Age-Friendly environments, assistive technologies and the therapeutic possibilities.