Helsinki (Lead Partner)
The city of Helsinki will look into more flexible ways of providing elderly care. The goal is to present senior citizens with a choice of services and solutions tailored to their specific needs. The city’s Lauttasaari district will be the testing ground for models of personal budgeting.
Antwerp will focus on the detection of socially isolated senior citizens in urban neighbourhoods. In a next step, the promotion of active citizenship will be looked at.
In Barcelona the DAA project partner will focus on best practices in the care and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Berlin focuses on the acceptance of assistive technologies for the purpose of identifying and prioritizing the acceptance criteria for individual stakeholders. These criteria will lead to recommendations for action that will be crucial to the future success of innovations in the field of Ambient Assisted Living.
The city of Oslo will focus on the use of welfare technology to increase the independence and safety of elderly residents. These solutions should be of use in both municipally-owned buildings and private homes.
Sofia will investigate the barriers and opportunities in the city’s strategy to become an age-friendly city. Especially the cooperation with non-profit organizations, charitable institutions and volunteer groups is investigated.
The City of Stockholm will investigate how local government can facilitate or speed up the adoption of new methods of service delivery. From a very practical perspective, a plan will be developed for the city-wide implementation of mobile sprinkler systems.
DAA’s Warsaw partner will investigate the role of educational organizations and so-called ‘Universities of the Third Age’ (UTAs) in the prevention of social exclusion of the elderly. Also programmes that promote physical exercise will be looked at.