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Plans for Healthy Ageing in Dresden


Detailed description of the Good Practice

The shift is realised to active ageing and to an approach recognizing the rights of older people to health enhancing, independent living conditions and access to services and support, irrespective of economic or social circumstances. The needs of older people are considered in the majority of new policy developments and plans. The environment of the city is age friendly.

1. Publication of Healthy Ageing Profile
Draft Healthy Ageing profile elaborated
January 2006

To take a vote on draft
May 2006

Final Healthy Ageing profile produced identifying policy implications.
Conclusions and Summary produced
October 2006

2. Integration of policy plans and resolutions in the Senior Citizens Committee of the City of Dresden
Carry out a review of existing mechanisms on integration of policy plans in the Senior Citizens Committee
September 2006

Cooperate with Municipality to establish a mechanism for discussion of policy resolutions in the Senior Citizens Committee
January 2007

3. Production of healthy ageing action plan
Department of Social Affairs, Office Social Planning, reviews its plan that provides care for older people and their carers
January 2007

Identify gaps and areas for action on the basic of results of the Healthy Ageing profile
March 2007

Establish a Working Group to identify priorities for action and develop objectives and actions
June 2007

Office Social Planning produces Action Plan
December 2007

4. Production of health and social strategy for older people and their carersInquiry of associations and initiatives that offered programmes for older people
October 2005

Department of Social Affairs has been review its plan that provides care for older people and their carers
November 2005

Discussion about unmet needs with working group “Healthy ageing” and developing draft of strategy
December 2007

Gaps are identified within the existing plan and in cooperation with Department of Social Affairs a new plan will be elaborated (see under Objective 3)
January 2006

More Details of the Good Practice

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Contact details

Claudia Kasimir
Healthy City Project Coordinator

Dezernat Gesundheit und Soziales
Landeshauptstadt Dresden
Postfach 120020
D-01001 Dresden
Tel: +49 351 488 2154
Fax: +49 351 488 2282
E-mail: CKasimir@Dresden.de

Data sources and references


Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association
WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Health in the Baltic Region