The ageing French population is creating new health challenges (dependency, mental illness and physical disability) and costing society a lot. Care professionals can play a key role in slowing down loss of autonomy among elderly people.
Nutricia aims to raise awareness about the role of appropriate nutrition in maintaining autonomy and ageing well.
With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Nutricia France and the social business, Siel Bleu developed a program combining individual nutritional advice and physical training to improve elderly people’s health and wellbeing. This program is provided to retirement home residents at a very affordable price by physical educators recruited and trained by Siel Bleu. The program model was designed to be easy to replicate so the concept can be rolled out on a large scale.
“Bien veillir” contributes to preventing malnutrition and accidents, helping elderly people to maintain their autonomy. It also creates jobs for physical educators to deliver this ”ageing well” program.
Nutricia promotes the concept of appropriate nutrition for elderly people and reinforces its relationships with health care professionals by providing services related to its products.
This project contributes to the health and quality of life of elderly people.