On October 24th and 25th in the Tuscan city of Chianciano there will be the national assembly of Auser. This voluntary association aims to promote active aging of elderly people and improve their role in society. During the conference there will be the presentation of a programmatic document entitled “Social project for all ages”.
The social situation in Italy is profoundly changed in the last years and for this reason Auser needs to re-evaluate the framework in which operate, and to find new answers for the evolving world. Auser intends to adopt a new approach of “active welfare of the community” in which public and private subjects can collaborate and cooperate and in which State, Third sector and citizens work together for improving the wellbeing of the community. According to Enzo Costa, President of Auser, we can observe a great change in the social situation, including the rise of inequalities, needs and weakness of citizens more at stake. Costa affirms “Auser must be ready and equipped to deal whit it”. In Italy the ageing population is a phenomenon in continuous growth and the resulting economic and social effects are considerable: pension system and health system could become unsustainable. For this reason is important to take more in consideration this aspect of our society, for guaranteeing the wellbeing for over 65 allowing an active aging through the participation in the life of the society.