Thematic section 1. Healthy lifestyle. Longevity. Quality of life

Currently the training on healthy lifestyle is delivered through a number of activities such as preventive health care projects; providing information on treatment, diet, physical exercise, sleep  diagnostics programs with the use of modern medical equipment and other projects. The effectiveness of such types of learning has been recognised by the expert society and the authorities. Along with the government such programs and projects are also conducted by businesses and NGO’s. Yet their activities are not co-ordinated, which results in the absence of system approach, low quality of methodologies and tools, formal approach to trainings, and, as a consequence, poor results.

  • How should the training on healthy lifestyle be organised to enable the elderly citizens to preserve health and lead active lifestyle as long as possible?
  • Training for the ‘new elderly’ - challenge for the authorities and education system. What approaches and scenarios can be implemented?
  • How the effectiveness of separate practices and the training process overall?
  • What is the training potential in this area, and what should we aim for?
  • What professional resource should be prepared and how?

Section description

The advances of medicine, hygiene, development of life supporting infrastructure increase life expectancy. Scientists predict that life expectancy will raise to 115, 120 or 125 years. Many say that the final limit is unknown.

The only thing that is certain is that people will grow older and will live longer.

People already have 40-50 additional years of life.

Both people and the society want that those years should not be just spent, but lived in a healthy, happy and useful way.

WHO claims that a person’s health by 50% depends on the personal effort, which concerns the physical health. But what about the psychological health?

This is why we want to discuss the following things:

On the one hand, people have more years of life, on the other hand, oldness causes fear, because it’s associated with illness, dependence and being useless.

  • How learning and education on health and healthy lifestyle can change the situation?
  • What are effective forms of such education?
  • How can we change aged people’s perception of themselves and their ways to work with their bodies and psyche?

Public Events Hall  1, 1st  floor



  • Julia Gryaznova, communication management consultant, Executive Director of the Russian PR Association, professor of the Integrated Communication Department of the High School of Economics


  • Jozica Puhlar, Slovenia – «Implementation of the Slovenian active ageing strategy»
  • Vaike Pahn, Estonia – «Learning for the aged – a subject of research and development in Estonia»
  • Monique Epstein, France – «Empower seniors to be e-included, they will become active and creative citizens and change society!»
  • Pavel Kalvach, PhD in medicine, professor, Czech Council for the Elderly, Czech Republic – «Failures of memory, cognition and concentration: be prepared»
  • Olga Tkacheva, Chief Geriatrician of the RF Ministry of Health, PhD in medicine, Director of the Russian Research and Clinical Centre of Gerontology  
  • Natalia Martynova, Leading advisor, Public health department, Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
  • Darya Khalturina, member of the “Council on Public Health and Demography”, sociologist, demographer, public actor, advocates for the government policy and social development to increase life expectancy starting from preventive medicine and up to development of innovative bio-technologies
  • Tatyana Drozdova, co-founder of “Young-Old: New Aged” festival
  • Ekaterina Ukharskaya, “Mertspharma” company