The steady ageing of the population and the increase of isolated older people has required the development of new approaches to cope with changes in society. To cope with this phenomenon the World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed the concept of age-friendly environments (AFE), using an inclusive approach to optimise the social environment and the physical environment, promoting active and healthy ageing and social participation.
The TAAFE project aims to develop a participatory approach to make the Alpine space an age-friendly environment and to improve service delivery.
At the heart of the project is the so-called TRIO, i.e. a team consisting of at least one SENIOR with the role of representing the voice of the elderly, one FACILITATOR who will accompany the activities carried out in the field and act as a mediator of the processes and one REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION to make age-friendly environments an integral part of future policies.