KAFS – Kare­lia Centre for Age-Friendly Soci­ety

KAFS – We are build­ing a Centre for Age-Friendly Soci­ety!

KAFS – Kare­lia Centre for Age-Friendly Soci­ety works in the dif­fer­ent focus areas of age-friend­li­ness with the aim of examin­ing and strength­en­ing mean­ing­ful life, resources for ageing and com­pet­ence in dif­fer­ent areas.

In 2022, we piloted the KAFS model in the focus areas Age-friendly living and Memory-friendly soci­ety. Read more on the site’s homepage!

We are build­ing KAFS into an inter­na­tion­al actor.

Pur­pose of KAFS:

Mean­ing­ful life

Qual­ity of life

Resource­ful ageing

Well-being, health and func­tion­al capa­city



Import­ance for well-being
Acknow­ledge­ment and exploit­a­tion
Lifelong learn­ing

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To under­pin the KAFS devel­op­ment work, we have pro­duced a struc­tured ana­lys­is of the Centre’s key ele­ments: actors, prin­ciples, work prac­tices and meth­ods.

Devel­op­ing age-friend­li­ness in KAFS

See below for a descrip­tion of the devel­op­ment meas­ures we con­cen­trate on in the vari­ous focus areas of devel­op­ing age-friend­li­ness. We devel­op edu­ca­tion and con­tinu­ous learn­ing ser­vices, carry out devel­op­ment pro­jects in the focus areas and com­mu­nic­ate act­ively about the out­comes of our work. Con­nect us when you need devel­op­ment and train­ing ser­vices for age-friend­li­ness!

KAFS – Kare­lia UAS Centre for Age-Friendly Soci­ety:

Memory-friendly soci­ety
Age-friendly envir­on­ments
User-driven tech­no­lo­gic­al and digit­al solu­tions

Living Lab devel­op­ment

Mul­tidiscip­lin­ary com­pet­ence build­ing

Edu­ca­tion devel­op­ment:
  • Degree pro­grammes
  • Mul­tidiscip­lin­ary com­ple­ment­ary stud­ies
  • Know­ledge port­fo­lio of age-friend­li­ness
Research and devel­op­ment:
  • Pro­jects in the focus areas of devel­op­ing age-friend­li­ness
  • Theses and dis­ser­ta­tions
Ser­vice busi­ness:
  • Edu­ca­tion and devel­op­ment ser­vices related to age-friend­li­ness
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