Portugal is the 3rd oldest country in Europe. Aware of this reality, the Foundation has sought to increase knowledge and understanding of this phenomenon, and added the Seniors theme in 2015, with the unit delivering solutions in Lisbon, Sintra and Oeiras to needs identified by seniors to improve their quality of life
The aim is to ensure the well-being of seniors by strengthening formal and informal primary-care networks; by increasing their participation and representation in society, including in local decision-making processes; and by valuing seniors as a resource of knowledge and experience in the community. Currently, a national curriculum is being developed for formal caregivers, whose holistic and participatory model seeks to meet the needs both of seniors and professional care providers.
In 2018-20 the solutions will be systematised into blended learning modules to support scale-up through partners, e.g. Catholic day care centres for seniors, the Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Lisbon, Municipalities and civil society organisations.
AKF reached 30,000 seniors in 2017 across all interventions in its programmes.
Download more information: Fact sheet
- Participation and Representation
- Activities that foster more participation and better representation for seniors on their day-to-day life, all the while enhancing their decision making power.
- Seniors as an Asset
- Formal and Informal Networks – Caregivers