GOLD : Good practices for OLD people


The project “GOLD- Good Practices for OLD People” aims to promote old aged people as an active part of the society, making them participate in social activities, maintain and

improve their mental, physical and social skills, feel included and have the potential to offer and be valuable for the younger generations by sharing their experiences and life-long

accumulated wisdom.


European population is ageing with almost 20% of it over 65 years old. A large percentage of old people (especially those with health problems) are disconnected from the community.

According to Eurostat’s data 32% of people over 65 live on their own compared to 14% of the total population. The Policy Brief for EU on Loneliness indicates that the elderly are more

likely to face social isolation than other age groups compared to those aged 26 to 45. Adding to this, old people are 9% more likely not to engage in social activities. Social Isolation is

mentioned as one of the main challenges in long term-care in Europe (Νational policies, 2018).


-People over 65+ years old

– Health care professionals, doctors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, educators and other relevant professionals.

-Carers of old people

-Organizations of carers, Institutions for elderly, nursing and care homes and other relevant institutions


– Exchange of best practices on social inclusion, life-long education, mental and physical health, access to social life and digital world for people over 65 years old.

– Promote social interaction and intergenerational activities

– Pxplore, share, promote all good practices that bring old people out of of isolation

– Extend the skills and competences of adult educators and other personnel (social workers, psychotherapists, etc) as well as relatives and friends

– Enhance intergenerational education and lifelong learning by giving prominence to activities and good practices focused to the experiences of the elderly and their social value for European cultural heritage through transferring of their memories to the younger generation.

– Fight stereotypes about old people.