Webinar: Grasping the diversity among older adults – Active and healthy ageing in the Nordic region

What do we know about the diversity of the Nordic senior population in terms of health, activity and societal participation? New Nordic research shows that older adults are a diverse group and that their possibilities to live an active and healthy life depends on many different background variables.

Welcome to join us at Nordregio´s and the Nordic Welfare Centre´s webinar Grasping the diversity among older adults. In this webinar, researchers from Nordregio will present the results of two new studies:

  • Indicators for Active and Healthy Ageing in the Nordic Region. Possibilities and Challenges.
  • Active and Healthy Ageing – heterogenous perspectives and Nordic indicators.

The webinar will be held on 6 April 2022, 13.00–14.30 CET on the platform Zoom.

Following the presentations, Nordic municipalities, responsible ministries, researchers, and seniors’ organisations have been invited to comment on the findings and discuss the possibilities and challenges for active and healthy ageing in the Nordics.

Programme 13:00 – 14:30 CET

12.45 – 13.00  Virtual meeting room opens 
13.00 – 13.05 Welcome
Moderator Åsa Hildestrand, Head of Communications, Nordregio
Aila Määttä, Project Manager, Nordic Welfare Centre
Mats Stjernberg, Senior Research Fellow, Nordregio    
13.05 – 13.20  Presentation of the report “Indicators for Active and Healthy Ageing in the Nordic Region. Possibilities and Challenges”
Alex Cuadrado, Junior Research Fellow, Nordregio 
13.20 – 13. 30 Comments and follow-ups
Sonja Hansen, European Project Officer at the Health and Assisted Living Technology Department in Aarhus municipality, Denmark
Kristoffer Lundberg, Deputy Director, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden
13.30 – 13.45 Presentation of the report “Active and Healthy Ageing: Heterogenous perspectives and Nordic indicators”
Diana Huynh, Research Fellow, Nordregio
13.45 – 13.55 Comments and follow-ups
Mikaela von Bonsdorff, Associate Professor, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Marianne Laxén, Gender Equality Expert (retired), Nordic Older People´s Organisation (NOPO)
13.55 14.25 Panel discussion and questions from the audience
Finn Kamper-Jørgensen, Danish Council of Elders, Denmark
Emma Matsson, Development Leader, Age-friendly City of Gothenburg, Sweden
Aina Strand, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, Norway
Halldór S. Guðmundsson, Docent, University of Iceland, Iceland
14.25 – 14.30 Closing summary:
Åsa Hildestrand, Mats Stjernberg and Aila Määttä