Minister Risikko: Finland to be a more age-friendly society
The Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health Paula Risikko undertakes to prepare an action programme for a Finland that will be ageing sustainably.
"Finland is ageing as the first country in Europe. We need a clear line of action on how to develop Finnish society so that we can secure in a sustainable way socially and economically as comprehensive welfare and wellbeing as possible for the ageing population. At the same time we have to secure the future of children and young people" states Minister Risikko.
According to Minister Risikko the aim of the action programme that is going to be prepared is a Finland that will be ageing both socially and economically in a sustainable way and that will be fair for all generations.
The action programme should address e.g. attitudes, accessible environment, housing, movement and traffic, social protection, combining work and retirement, inclusion, services, preventive action, forms of support for family members, support for NGOs, skills and knowledge, training, and financing.
"In September I'm going to set up a high-level working group to draw up a concrete and innovative action programme to build an age-friendly Finland. I hope that citizens of different ages will be involved in that work, says the Minister.
Pia Pohja, State Secretary, tel. 0295 163 106