To preserve the autonomy of elderly people in Ireland, Ageing Well offers physical training and individual nutritional advice through dedicated physical educators in retirement homes.
By 2036, 23% of the Irish population will be over the age of 65, a structural change that is creating new health and societal challenges. 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 Ireland and Siel Bleu, the Ageing Well project is 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.
Ageing Well contributes to the health, autonomy and quality of life of elderly people, preventing malnutrition and accidents, and also creating jobs for physical educators dedicated to this area. Nutricia meanwhile raises awareness on the specific nutritional needs of elderly people and, build strong ties with key stakeholders.
As Nutricia and Siel Bleu are convinced of the power of the combination of physical activity and adapted nutrition at critical stage of life: they xtended their cooperation to also serve together other types of fragile population such as patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
The project is now independent and has been handed over in 2015.
Physical Educators trained
People sensitized to nutrition