Advancing Elderly People’s Agency and Inclusion in the Changing Arctic and Nordic Welfare System (AEPA-Wel)

The AEPA-Wel project addresses the well-being and social inclusion of the growing proportion of elderly people that inhabit the Arctic area. It is based on the idea that older people are a diverse group and applies the approach that they are active citizens with extensive knowledge of their living environments.

The project explores whether these characteristics are manifest n the welfare experiences in the daily life of elderly people, especially those of cultural minorities. The focus is on how older people (men and women) experience their own well being and agency in terms of welfare services in remote places where service infrastructure may be challenged. Main stakeholders are older people from local communities and multiple levels of government and non-governmental agencies.

Photographer: Filip Gielda