Ageing in the Arctic

Ageing in the Arctic

- Well-being, quality of life, and health promotion among older people in Greenland

The aim with AgeArc is to improve health, well-being and quality of life among older people in Greenland through development and implementation of new economically sustainable health promoting initiatives and solutions for municipal and care practices, cultural and societal structures, health measures and personal experiences. 

Our ambition is to bridge the key knowledge gaps by connecting systematic research with welfare development, local competences and the preferences and perceptions of older Greenlanders. 

To do so we unite the Greenlandic municipalities, current and future care personnel, older people, population surveys, researchers from ethnology, history, sociology, care sciences and institutions of research and teaching in Denmark and Greenland to determine what levels and modes of care and policies for the elderly in Greenland are useful, sustainable, and relevant. 

The results of the project will be improved health, well-being and quality of life, new knowledge, better municipal and care practices and the creation of a platform for further practice/research collaboration on ageing in the Arctic region.


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