The general approach of “Active and Healthy Ageing” is interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral. The “Healthy Ageing Network of Competence” (HANC) is a platform for cooperation between researchers, users, health care providers and companies. HANC joins the different aspects of gerontology such as geriatric medicine, technology, robotics and health sciences – to name but a few – and takes it a step further. The network finds new and improved solutions to serve the needs of older adults for Active and Healthy Ageing through optimising opportunities for physical, social and mental health.
HANC was an INTERREG 4A founded project in the Region of Southern Denmark and the Northern part of Schleswig-Holstein to share visions, spread knowledge and create opportunities.
HANC wanted to spread the word on the concept of “Active and Healthy Ageing” and make companies and individuals alike aware of the possibilities this field has to offer. The aim was to improve the level of understanding to the degree of support older adults require to maintain or improve their functional independence throughout life. Personalised products and services as well as the surrounding environment must be in a position to respond to the individual needs of older adults. HANC’s aim was to increase the healthy life years of older citizens, of which there is a remarkable difference between Danish and German citizens.
Seven partner organisations from Denmark and Germany were working together on the HANC project, which was funded by the Interreg 4A programme. The running time was altogether 30 months and the funding budget was about 1.59 Mio. Euro.
DSN was charged with the project and financial management as well as the project communication.
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