Arctic Aging - Living conditions, quality of life and health promotion among elders 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.
The number of elderly people in Greenland is rising, but there is limited knowledge about their living conditions and health.
This project will work on promoting health, well-being and quality of life among elders in Greenland. The project will do so by developing and implementing new and sustainable health promoting initiatives and solutions to the Greenlandic municipalities. One project goal is to integrate practice and research. Therefore, it is of importance to the project to involve cultural knowledge, personal and structural experiences and current practice. Through these elements the project aims at gathering new knowledge and understanding of the living condition of elderly people in Greenland.
The project is a combined research and innovation project and will be developed and carried through as a collaboration between the Greenlandic municipalities and researchers from University of Copenhagen, Ilisimatursarfik (University of Greenland), The Danish National Centre for Social Research, The University of Southern Denmark and University College UCC.
Contact Greenland Perspective
University of Greenland
Manutooq 1, Post Box 1061
3905 Nuussuaq, Nuuk
The number of older people in Greenland is growing these years, but currently little is known about their living conditions.
The project Ageing in the Arctic (AgeArc), funded with 5,6 million DKK by VELUX FONDEN, will remedy this lack of knowledge through cultural-analytical and cultural-historical studies as well as population surveys of health, well-being, and quality of life among older people in Greenland.
Project period: 2017-2020.