The UN predicts the rate of population ageing in the 21st century will exceed that of 20th century. The number of people over 60 has tripled since 1950, reaching 600 million in 2000 and surpassing 700 million in 2006. It is projected that the combined senior and geriatric population will reach 2.1 billion by 2050. Asia and Europe are the two regions where a significant number of countries face population ageing in the near future. In these regions within 22 many countries will face a situation where the largest population cohort will be those over 65 and average age approach 50 years old. In the early 2000s, WHO set up guidelines to encourage “active ageing” and to help local governments address the challenges of an ageing population (Global Age-Friendly Cities) with regard to urbanization, housing, transportation, social participation, health services, etc In fact, promoting good environments (natural, built, social) in aging can improve health and quality of life, as well as reduce the problems of disability and dependence, and, in general, social spending and health spending.
Nordic Generation Park will have the easy excercise equipments for senior citizens and theme playing area for junior citizens. In this park, our senior citizens will have the opportunity to interact with junior members of society. Both act to understand each other. Some equipment will be designed for both senior-junior and this will fosters socialization, increase the muscle movements, reduce the depression and anxiety of senior citizens living in Arctic.