The aim of the project is to develop a software framework that allows easy creation and operation of web-based platforms to support the preservation and transfer of older people’s experience for the benefit of future generations.
As the baby boomers are reaching retirement age, valuable experience and expertise are lost. In addition, the step into retirement often proves difficult to those affected. Additionally, older people who were used to a full income in earlier life phases might not accept financial cuts once they are out of professional work. Further, the health of older adults suffering from loss of a structured, engaging and activating daily work life is at risk with an increased chance of cardiovascular disease, movement disorders and dementia – all of which accelerate the devaluation of the accumulated experience even further.
The ExpAct consortium believes that older adults hold assets that are not easily acquired and require a lot of time and expense to really hone: first-hand experience. The goal of the project is to improve the quality of life of older people by strengthening social integration, improving social interactions and by increasing self-esteem. These challenges and activities support active and healthy ageing. It is the aim to solve the problem of devaluation of unused experience and expertise over time after retirement as well as the feeling of loss by having no regular daily activities.
The project involves the development of a multilingual software kit with which to build online platforms that allow the professional and life expertise of seniors to be transferred and used. Simultaneously, older people engage in social and professional activities. By transferring their expertise, older people contribute sustainably to the younger generations and stay engaged within the society. This fosters the quality of life essentially.
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