Which of these fields of Active and Healthy Ageing are addressed by your initiative?
Health literacy and patient empowerment, Personalized health management, Prevention and early diagnosis of functional and cognitive decline, Integrated care for chronic conditions, Assisted daily living, Independent living solutions, Social inclusion (intergenerational practice, work and volunteering), Age friendly buildings, environments, and communities.
If none of the above, answer here:
Please describe if and how your stakeholders (cooperation partners, funders, users, etc.) have been participating in defining the problem and developing the solution.
,Since Passion for life belongs to the Seniors themselves the users have had great chance to define the problems and possibilities. The Road map for instructors is continuously uppdated with the help of the seniors. This is very valuable. During 7 ys several seniors have helpt the programme to become better. Many telephone calls, letters, SMS, mails have reached us. The content in written instructions are updated by Qulturum in cooperation the the seniors. This has been of great importence because we often see that people want to do the programme their own way and then important factors can be missed. The road maps are written in Swedish and English.
Has your solution been tested in trials, experimentations, or pilot projects? If yes, please describe the process and outcome.
7½ ys ago the pilot started and after a year it ended in a programme. Passion for life
1.In the pilot a psychologist made personal deepinterviews with all participants.
2.Two ys after the pilot was finished a questionaire was sent to the 24 participants in the pilote group. 20 of 24 persons answered the questions
1. Passion for life has given me joy and encouragement in my everyday life
2. Would you recommend a friend to participate in a passion for life circle?
Results: 4 persons did not answer. 19 of 20 persons answered the questions with yes. Many comments were added describing how the seniors hade improved in their daily work.
3. In the personal improvement work with the Lifewheel analysis (PDSA) the seniors could follow personal progress over time. This was a very good tool to register and measure personal processes.
3. In the region of Skåne, southern part of Sweden, we have educated 500 circle leaders. After each eduction the participants get a written questionnaire evaluate the courses.
The results measured in the PDSA wheels point out for the individual how successful the process has been.
What barriers might hinder the success of your initiative? How do you plan to overcome them?
Earlier good experience of tackling barriers gives you courage to tackle new barriers. Barriers are to be overcome. The big senior experience help to overcome the barriers. Much support from Qulturum has been of utmost importance to overcome the barriers.