Active ageing means growing old in good health and as a full member of society, feeling more fulfilled in our jobs, more independent in our daily lives and more involved as citizens. No matter how old we are, we can still play our part in society and enjoy a better quality of life. The challenge is to make the most of the enormous potential that we harbour even at a more advanced age.


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In 1900, life expectancy for much of the industrialized world was under 50. Today, living well into one's 70s, 80s and beyond can be expected. How will we spend and make the most of our 30-year longevity bonus? Longevity requires new thinking.

1st Barcelona International Conference on Healthy Ageing

The Health Campus of Barcelona University (HUBc), is pleased to invite you to the 1st Barcelona International Conference on Healthy Ageing, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 14th and 15th November 2013.

As all you know, western population is progressively ageing with subsequent changes of in most health and sociological parameters. Healthy ageing has therefore become a chief priority for health professionals and policy-makers.