ESN Autumn Seminar
Read ESN's report from the seminar Retaining and regaining independence in later life: the role of social services (in English, deutsh, français)
Session 1: Prevention & rehabilitation in the context of long-term care in Europe
This session looks at the EU and international policy initiatives that seek to help older people retain (or regain) independence and inclusion.
Session 2: Designing social and health services for prevention & rehabilitation (P&R)
This session will cover how formal social and health services can be (re)designed to focus on independence and inclusion in later life.
'How to stimulate the health & social care economy from the demand side'
Mariëlle Swinkels, Policy Advisor, Province of Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
'Integrating health and social services for prevention and rehabilitation'
Vanda Santos, National Network of Integrated Continuous Care, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Solidarity and Social Security, Portugal
A perspective from older people
Halina Potocka, Vice-president, AGE Platform Europe
Session 3: Adapting to the demographic challenge: lessons from other actors
This session looks at efforts to promote active ageing and prevent dependency that lie outside the direct responsibility of formal social and health services.
'Active and healthy ageing from a public health perspective'
Helene Reeman, Head of International Relations, Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and Board Member of EuroHealthNet
Presentation / Report
A perspective from a carer
Carolyn Akintola is a wheelchair user who looks after her elderly mother
Carers Association, Ireland / Eurocarers