Focus Groups with Health and Social Care Professionals for VALUECARE

Posted Posted in Horizon 2020, News, Health, People, Board of Directors

Health and Social Care professionals have so many important things to say for the improvement of integrated care serviced for older people with Daibetes Mellitus and hypertension using mobile health solutions! We are grateful for their insight and wisdom, and for participating in our  #FocusGroups towards designing the #Valuecare mobile app. We all wish this is a new, exciting, useful […]

New Services to Local Authorities!

Posted Posted in Smart Cities, European Community, News, Health, Board of Directors

AfIC has signed contracts with the Municipalities of Alimos and Palaio Faliro to provide support technical services for the following E.C. funded projects repsectively: “Support Services of Alimos Municipality for the Implementation and Monitoring of the European Project Intelligent Cities Challenge”  and “Design, preparation and implementation of support groups for elderly beneficiaries of the E.C. funded SMARTBEAR project for combatting […]

HEALTHY AGEING FOR IMPACT IN THE 21ST CENTURY – Global Online Leaders Training

Posted Posted in WHO, Events, Health, Board of Directors, International Collaborators

The President of AfIC Mr. Anastasios Rentoumis was selected by WHO to attend the online course for Health Ageing Leaders and he completed the course successfully. We congratulate Mr. Rentoumis for this success that opens up new possibilities for cooperation with WHO and other countries beyond Europe.    

ValueCare Project Animation Video Clip

Posted Posted in Horizon 2020, News, Health, International Collaborators

AfIC, has created an animation video clip for the H2020 project ValueCare. In Athens, and at the Municipality of Palaio Faliro, the target group for the ValueCare project is older adult patients over the age of 65 (and their informal caregivers), suffering from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and living independently in the community after hospitalization. This pilot will use both […]

Advocacy Campaign for Vaccination Uptake

Posted Posted in Health, People, Board of Directors, International Collaborators, Core Services

We have cooperated with the Coalition for Vaccination and the European Association of Nurses Association (EFN) to create 3 video clips in 3 major European Languages (EN, DE, FR) in order to increase the uptake of vaccination by Health Professionals to other Health Professionals and Citizens across Europe! The Campaign runs in several websites, youtube accounts and fb all over […]

Physical Activity Uptake by the Older Adults and Frailty: Results from a Longitudinal Study in 4 Countries

Posted Posted in Health, People, International Collaborators, Services

Frailty is a multidimensional concept characterized by the loss of reserves, including energy, physical ability, cognition, and health. The prevalence of frailty strongly increases with age and is a very serious threat to public health systems sustainability. The results of a 1 year intervention study in 4 European Countries (Greece, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands) studying the relationship between […]

Loneliness and Mental Health Related Quality of Life of the Very Old

Posted Posted in Health, International Collaborators, Services

In our recent article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health (IJERPH, https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/2/600) together with the Public health Department of Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, 42% of the very old over 80 years in 5 countries has emotional and social loneliness and shows a strong correlation between loneliness and the quality of life of the elderly especially […]

First Consortium Meeting in Rotterdam for the VALUECARE Project

Posted Posted in Horizon 2020, News, Health, Board of Directors

A good start is always important! In Rotterdam the partners of VALUECARE met together to discuss about the plans for designing and deployment the project in 7 European Countries, one of which is Athens, Greece with MS, Stroke and Parkinson Disease patients. VALUECARE is about listening of the needs and wishes of patients and co-creating with then health and social […]

Prevention of Loneliness, Frailty, Polyphamacy and Falls among Senior European Adults, Journal of Advanced Nursing

Posted Posted in Health

In this paper, authors, including Anastasios Rentoumis and Athina Markaki from AfIC, seeked to evaluate specific process components of the Urban Health Centres Europe project; “a coordinated preventive care approach aimed at healthy ageing by decreasing falls, polypharmacy, loneliness and frailty among older persons in community settings of five cities in the United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, the Netherlands and Spain” […]