AGE partners in European Conference on Social Innovations for Healthy and Active Life Expectancy

The final INNOVAGE event, our “European Conference on Social Innovations for Healthy and Active Life Expectancy” will take place on 14 October 2015 in Brussels. On that occasion, the INNOVAGE project will present the results of its three years of work exploring how social innovations can support healthy life expectancy.

The project has focused on social innovations with a solid impact on improving the quality of life and well-being of older people.  Its key outputs are four major new social innovations in different EU countries, a database of exemplar social innovations which facilitate extended healthy life years and, an evaluation tool which assesses the impact of social innovations on both life expectancy and healthy life expectancy.

Drawing on all these findings, the conference aims to:

  • Share the project’s activities and results
  • Highlight the great potential of social innovations to both improve wellbeing and quality of life
  • Help to neutralise the negative aspects of ageing at the individual and societal levels

The four social innovations developed and tested as part of INNOVAGE will be presented, and attendees will be given the chance to explore the interactive tools developed by some of them.  We will also report on our work identifying exemplars of social innovation in the field and a model to assess the impact of social innovation on Healthy Life Expectancy.

Priority registrations are now underway, and general registration will open in September.  Please register your interest in attending atinnovage@sheffield.ac.uk.

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