Helping older adults ageing safely

Older people

The fact that people are living longer is a social and economic challenge for Europe in the 21st century. An ageing society leads to an increase in the number of people living with multiple chronic conditions, facing loss of independence and loss of autonomy. Among the many threats to the health and well-being of older people, falls are a significant cause and a major contributor to morbidity, disability and premature death.

EuroSafe aims to contribute to an increase in healthy life years in older people across Europe by promoting available evidence and programmes for fall prevention actions to be put in place in countries and regions.