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:
Quality of life
Well-being, health and functional capacity
Importance for well-being
Acknowledgement and exploitation
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:
User-driven technological and digital solutions
Living Lab development
Multidisciplinary competence building
- 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
- Education and development services related to age-friendliness