Places of Active Aging (PAA)

Main funder

Funder's project number: OKM/31/626/2019,OKM/93/626/2019

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 320 000,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/09/2019

Project end date: 31/08/2023


Physical activity related to daily activities other than exercise account for a large part of the total physical activity of older people. Walking activity increases when an older adult leaves the home or moves further away. Attractive destinations in the neighborhood, such as parks or shops, may draw an individual to leave home, but little is known about the spatial distribution of attractive destinations relative to the home. PAA aims to study in which environments older adults are active and whether these places share common attributes. Furthermore, primarily for Jyväskylä, a mapping strategy will be developed for identifying environmental supportiveness of active aging and applicability will be further tested in other datasets.

Principal Investigator

Other persons related to this project (JYU)

Primary responsible unit

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