In a democratic society, the senior citizens regardless of their race, religion, gender, social status should enjoy the same rights to social securities. Borlänge and Wuhan are facing different challenges with elderly care due to the rapid development of aging population. Instead of moving to the pension house, many seniors can live an independent life with home care service in their own homes as long as possible. Meanwhile effective preventive care through participating in different physical and social activities can keep the seniors remain healthy. Wuhan and Borlänge have their own strength in either area.
Therefore two cities apply for a three years’ project in order to share their experiences and knowledge and to promote the participation of the seniors in the formulation of elderly care services.
Eventually a positive change in the organizations can be created. Better municipal elderly care service can be offered to the seniors.