International Day of Older Persons: Longevity, Health Care and Treatment Adherence

BRUSSELS, September 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the press conference online Longevity, healthcare and treatment adherence – towards a new European strategy on aging taking place on 30e September 2021.

Dated: 30e September 2021
Time: 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. CEST
Where: online

The press conference, organized by Senior International Health Association, in collaboration with the European Hypertension Society and in close cooperation with the Vice-President of the European Parliament Fabio Massimo Castaldo, will take place as part of the International Day of Older Persons (1st October).

The press conference will bring a message from the leaders of the European institutions on demographic change and aging and ESH will present a project focused on therapy adherence developed in collaboration with SIHA.

The conference will bring together the main institutional and health actors involved in promote healthy aging, with the specific aim of discussing the need to place health at the center of the political agenda through the implementation of targeted strategies longevity strategies such as adherence to treatment. Almost 50% of patients in Europe do not follow the instructions of their GP. Poor compliance, in addition to the negative impact on the quality of life of patients through an increased risk of adverse events and hospitalization, leads to increased costs of health services. Indeed, it is today one of the main causes of inappropriate health expenditure.

The meeting will also recall the importance of the anti-Covid vaccination for the protection of collective health by Europe, in particular fragile people and the importance of the Green Paper on Aging adopted by the European Commission on January 27, 2021, which emphasizes that healthy and active aging and lifelong learning are the two concepts that can enable a prosperous aging society.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, will make a speech.
Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Vice-President of the European Parliament, will chair the meeting.

Please find the event agenda on this link, where you can register for the press conference online from Monday 27e September: https://www.seniorinternationalhealthassociation.org/events/international-day-of-older-persons/

Contact: Gianluca Trezzi, [email protected], 0039 3408528584

SOURCE Senior International Health Association

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