Article

Operative definition of active and healthy ageing (AHA): Meeting report. Montpellier October 20–21, 2014

European Geriatric Medicine, Elsevier, ISSN 1878-7649

Volume 6, 2, 2015

DOI:10.1016/j.eurger.2014.12.006, Dimensions: pub.1011787974,

Authors

Bousquet, J. * (1) (2) (3)
Kuh, D. (4)
Strandberg, T. (6) (7)
Mercier, J. (3) (11)
Bringer, J (3) (12)
Camuzat, T (3) (13)
Bourret, R. (2) (3)
Bonini, S. (16)
Brayne, C. (17)
Venne, J (18)
Alonso, J. (20)
Avignon, A. (2) (3)
Combe, B. (3) (22)
Hardy, R. (4)
Keil, T. (24)
Momas, I. (26) (27)
Ritchie, K (3) (28) (29)
Robine, J.M. (3) (30) (31) (32)
Vellas, B. (35)
Zaidi, A. (36)
Alonso, F (37)
Ankri, J. (39)
Arnavielhe, S. (3) (40)
Augé, P. (3) (11)
Berr, C. (3) (32)
Blain, H. (2) (3) (11)
Buijs, G J (44)
Caimmi, D. (2) (3)
Cosco, T. (17)
Criton, M (48)
Demoly, P. (2) (3)
Garcia-Aymerich, J. (50) (51) (52) (53)
Gutter, Z. (56)
Harman, D (57)
Hendry, A (58)
Heve, D. (3) (59)
Jeandel, C. (2) (3)
Krys, O. (62)
Kula, D. (63)
Laune, D. (3) (40)
Lehmann, S. (2) (3)
Maier, D. (64)
Malva, J. (65)
Melen, E. (67)
Mercier, G. (2) (3)
Moda, G. (68)
Nogues, M. (3) (70)
Pelissier, J.Y. (3) (72)
Poethig, D (73)
Porta, D. (74)
Postma, D. (75)
Romano, V. (68)
Roubille, F. (2) (3)
Schulz, H. (34)
Scott, A. (77)
Senesse, P (3) (78)
Smit, H A (80)
Somekh, D (81)
Touchon, J. (2) (3)
Wilson, N. (87)
Zins, M. (89)

* Corresponding author

Affiliations

Organisations

  1. (1) Inserm U1168, Paris, France
  2. (2) University Hospital of Montpellier, grid.157868.5
  3. (3) MACVIA-LR, contre les MAladies Chroniques pour un VIeillissement Actif en Languedoc-Roussillon, European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site, Montpellier, France
  4. (4) MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, grid.268922.5
  5. (5) National Health Service, grid.451052.7
  6. (6) University of Helsinki, grid.7737.4
  7. (7) European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, EUGMS
  8. (8) Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety, grid.450701.7
  9. (9) Paris Dauphine University, grid.11024.36
  10. (10) Hospital Universitario de Getafe, grid.411244.6
  11. (11) University of Montpellier, grid.121334.6
  12. (12) Faculté de médecine, Montpellier-Nîmes, France
  13. (13) Région Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France
  14. (14) Medical University of Lodz, grid.8267.b
  15. (15) Medical University of Warsaw, grid.13339.3b
  16. (16) Second University of Naples//European Medicines Agency, London, UK
  17. (17) University of Cambridge, grid.5335.0
  18. (18) European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)
  19. (19) University of Lorraine, grid.29172.3f
  20. (20) Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, grid.20522.37
  21. (21) French National Cancer Institute, grid.455095.8
  22. (22) Départment de Rhumatologie, CHRU de Montpellier Montpellier, France
  23. (23) University of Salerno, grid.11780.3f
  24. (24) Charité, grid.6363.0
  25. (25) Sorbonne Paris Cité, grid.469994.f
  26. (26) Paris Descartes University, grid.10992.33
  27. (27) Paris municipal Department of social action, childhood, and health, Paris, France
  28. (28) Imperial College London, grid.7445.2
  29. (29) Inserm U1061 Neuropsychiatry, Montpellier, France
  30. (30) French Institute of Health and Medical Research, grid.7429.8
  31. (31) École Pratique des Hautes Études, grid.424469.9
  32. (32) Délégation Languedoc-Roussillon, grid.457377.5
  33. (33) Maastricht University, grid.5012.6
  34. (34) Helmholtz Zentrum München, grid.4567.0
  35. (35) Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, grid.411175.7
  36. (36) University of Southampton, grid.5491.9
  37. (37) Agencia de Servicios Sociales y Dependencia de Andalucía, grid.432716.5
  38. (38) Odense University Hospital, grid.7143.1, Southern Denmark Region
  39. (39) Gerontology Center, Site Sainte Périne, Université de Versailles St Quentin, Paris, France
  40. (40) Kyomed, Montpellier, France
  41. (41) David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre, Isle of Wight, UK
  42. (42) Biella Hospital-Geriatric Department, Italy
  43. (43) Paul Sabatier University, grid.15781.3a
  44. (44) Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands, Groningen, The Netherlands
  45. (45) Regional Ministry of Equality, Health and Social Policies of Andalusia, Sevilla, Spain
  46. (46) IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  47. (47) Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network, grid.501252.1
  48. (48) SATT AxLR, Montpellier, France
  49. (49) Public Health Authority of Galicia, Santiago de Compostala, Spain
  50. (50) Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, grid.417617.2
  51. (51) Hospital Del Mar, grid.411142.3
  52. (52) Institute of Health Carlos III, grid.413448.e
  53. (53) Pompeu Fabra University, grid.5612.0
  54. (54) Population-Based Epidemiological Cohorts, Inserm-UVSQ UMS 011, Villejuif, France
  55. (55) University Medical Center Utrecht, grid.7692.a
  56. (56) University Hospital Olomouc–National eHealth Centre, Czech Republic
  57. (57) Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, grid.417700.5
  58. (58) National Health Service Scotland, grid.422655.2
  59. (59) Agence régionale de santé, Montpellier, France
  60. (60) University of Naples Federico II, grid.4691.a
  61. (61) Kiel University, grid.9764.c
  62. (62) Healthways, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  63. (63) University Hospital Olomouc, grid.412730.3
  64. (64) Biomax Informatics (Germany), grid.424158.e
  65. (65) University of Coimbra, grid.8051.c
  66. (66) VingCard Elsafe, France
  67. (67) Karolinska Institute, grid.4714.6
  68. (68) Regione Piemonte, Torino, Italy
  69. (69) University of Lower Silesia, grid.445638.8
  70. (70) Caisse assurance retraite et santé au travail Languedoc-Roussillon (CARSAT-LR), Montpellier, France
  71. (71) Primary Care and Mental health Services for Older people – South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  72. (72) Département de médecine physique et de réadaptation, hôpital Carémeau-et-du-Grau-du-Roi, CHRU de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
  73. (73) Im GerontoLab Europe - Europäische Vereinigung für Vitalität und Aktives Altern (eVAA) e.V., Leipzig, Germany
  74. (74) Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
  75. (75) Department of Respiratory Medicine, Beatrix Children's Hospital, GRIAC Research Institute, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  76. (76) Centre Hospitalier Regional et Universitaire de Lille, grid.410463.4
  77. (77) South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, grid.477972.8
  78. (78) Institut du cancer, Montpellier, France
  79. (79) University Medical Center Groningen, grid.4494.d
  80. (80) Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  81. (81) European Health Futures Forum, Isle of Wight, UK
  82. (82) Health Council of Galician Regional Government, Spain
  83. (83) Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, grid.84393.35
  84. (84) Cooperatie Slimmer Leven 2020, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  85. (85) Kronikgune, grid.424267.1
  86. (86) Madrid Health Service, grid.410361.1
  87. (87) North of England EU Health Partnership, Newcastle, UK
  88. (88) Fontys University of Applied Sciences, grid.448801.1
  89. (89) Inserm-UVSQ UMS 011, Villejuif, France

Description

The broad concept of Active and Healthy Ageing was proposed by WHO as the process of optimizing opportunities for health to enhance quality of life as people age. It applies to both individuals and population groups. A universal active and healthy ageing definition is not available and may differ depending on the purpose of the definition and/or the questions raised. The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) has had a major impact but a definition of Active and Healthy Ageing is urgently needed. A meeting was organised in Montpellier October 20-21, 2014 as the annual conference of the EIP on AHA Reference Site MACVIA-LR (contre les MAladies Chroniques pour un VIeillissement Actif en Languedoc Roussillon). The goal of the meeting was to propose an operational definition of Active and Healthy Ageing as well as tools that may be used for this definition. The current paper provides a summary of the plenary presentations that were given during the meeting.

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