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There are more of us and we are living longer and longer – how do we meet the needs of older people?

There are more of us and we are living longer and longer – how do we meet the needs of older people?

During the meeting, national-leading researchers present current findings. There is also a dialogue between researchers and representatives of some municipalities. The aim is to contribute to research being useful to activities within aged care.

The webinar is a collaboration between the National Center for Aged Care of the National Council of Health and Welfare and the Government's Aging Research Board, initiated by the Minister for the Elderly and Social Insurance, Anna Tingey.

Target group

The target group for the webinar is elected representatives, managers and other professional groups working to advance aged care.

program

13:00-13:15 Introduction with Minister of Older Persons and Social Insurance Anna Tingji and Head of the National Center for Elderly Care of the National Board of Health and Social Welfare Eva Lindqvist

Unit 1: Promoting older people’s health and participation in society

13:15 70 is the new 50 – this is what we know about older people today and their needs

Participants do the following:

  • Ingmar Skoog is a senior researcher at the University of Gothenburg

13:35 How can the work of municipalities be developed to suit the circumstances and needs of the elderly?

A committee composed of researchers, municipal representatives, and businessmen

13:55-14:05 break

Cluster 2: Preventive action can save resources and contribute to improving quality of life

14:05 Physical training prevents falls

Participates: Erik Rosendahl, Professor of Physiotherapy at Umeå University

14:25 How can hospice care work systematically to prevent falls?

A committee composed of researchers, municipal representatives, and businessmen

14:50 Conclusion: Summary of today’s seminar.

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15:00 Finish

Participants do the following:

  • Anna Tingji, Minister of the Elderly and Social Security
  • Eva Lindqvist, Head of the National Center for Aged Care of the National Board of Health and Social Care.

More about the National Board of Health and Social Care's National Center of Competence for Aged Care

More about the Council on Aging Research

notice

Register here

Registration deadline: May 17. A link to the webinar is sent via email to registered participants.

The webinar is recorded and can be watched afterwards. A link for those who want to watch afterward will be posted here in the future.