Active Ageing: A Framework for the Global Strategy for the Prevention of Falls in Older Age

Author:L?cr?mioara Mocanu, Diana Pradai?
Position:Associate Professor, PhD, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Specialization Psychology, Danubius University of Galati, Romania/Professor, APIEU Bacau, Romania
Pages:350-356
European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2020
350
Active Ageing: A Framework for the
Global Strategy for the Prevention of Falls in Older Age
Lăcrămioara Mocanu1, Diana Pradaiș2
Abstract: Every one has an opinion about their quality of life, but no one knows precisely what it means in general.
John Stewart Mill noted that individual opinion about well-being was the best means of knowledge immeasurably
surpassing those that can be possessed by any one else (JS, 1885). Thus, quality of life is highly individualistic and
might even be an idiosyncratic mysterydue to the high levels of variability between individuals, making it
unsuitable for decision making. (Leplége, 1997 ).
Keywords: WHO; Quality of Life; Aging; Well-being
Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions
Dalai Lama
1. Introduction
The WHO’s Active Ageing policy offers a coherent framework on which to develop a strategy for the
prevention of falls in older age worldwide.
What is ‘Active Ageing’? Active Ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health,
participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. Active Ageing depends on
a variety of influences or determinants that surround individuals, families and communities. They
include gender and culture, which are cross-cutting, and six additional groups of complementary and
interrelated determinants:
1. access to health and social services;
2. behavioural;
3. physical environment;
4. personal;
5. social;
6. economic.
1 Associate Professor, PhD, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Specialization Psychology, Danubius
University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., 800654 Galati, Romania, Tel.: +40372361102, Fax: +40372361290,
Corresponding author: lacramioaramocanu@univ-danubius.ro.
2 Professor, APIEU Bacau, Romania, Address: 33, Str. Mihai Eminescu, Bacau, Romania.

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