The focus area of age-friendly environments examines and develops age-friendly living environments in North Karelia. Age-friendly environments are understood in a broad sense as individuals’, communities’ and society’s resources and contexts that promote active ageing. Interesting themes related to developing age-friendly environments include the social, cultural and contextual links between ageing, older people’s experiences and intergenerational connections.
Rather than being limited to built or natural environments, residential areas or physical factors that define living environments, age-friendly environments describe interaction and dialogue between different actors and sectors. Development ideas related to age-friendly environments are discussed and considered in Karelia UAS Centre for Age-Friendly Society (KAFS). If you are interested in age-friendly environments or you have a development proposal related to this theme that has emerged in your daily life or a work context, it can be examined in KAFS.
Age-friendly and Memory-friendly Living Environments. Older People in North Karelia Want to Have a Voice. Kukkonen, Tuula (ed.) 2023. Karelia University of Applied Sciences.
Principal Lecturer Terhi Myller, +358505666032,