Case 12: How a Municipality Can Serve the Elderly Public: The Case of the Ages Space (ESPAÇO DAS IDADES)

  • Arminda do PaçoEmail author
Part of the Applying Quality of Life Research: book series (BEPR)


Given the current economic and social context, there is a need to create projects that can contribute to the quality of life of the older population. The case study here presented evidences on how the public sector, and more specifically a municipality, can do this by creating and promoting a service, the Space Ages, that will satisfy the social needs of the citizens. This service promotes several initiatives connected to health, education and culture areas, contributing to the well-being, personal valorisation and social integration of the elderly people. To its success the involvement of the municipality, public in general and users was essential, as well as the communication strategy implemented.


Life Satisfaction Leisure Activity Public Sector Organisation Community Satisfaction Ballroom Dance 
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To NECE – R&D Centre funded by the Multiannual Funding Programme of R&D Centres of FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology), Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and to master students Allya Jussub, Filipa Rodrigues and Mafalda Carlota.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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