The Active Ageing Index measures the level of independent living among elderly people, their participation in paid work and in social activities and their capacity for active and healthy ageing. It is made up of 22 indicators grouped into four domains: employment, social participation, independent and secure living and capacity for healthy ageing. The alues of the index range between 0 and 100. The highest values indicate a greater degree of use of the potential of older people.
How many people aged over 65 years have difficulties in performing some of
the basic activities of everyday life? In our country, 33% of people aged
over 65 years have problems washing themselves independently.
An experiment with an amateur football team reveals difficulties in social
integration for people of foreign origin. When faced with similar profiles,
team managers tended towards choosing players with local names.