Spain is among the European countries with the highest share of people aged 80 and more, with 6% of their population belonging to this age group (Eurostat, 2016, data on life expectancy). In addition, most of the older adults in Spain live in rural mountainous areas, with 17% of the rural population being over 65 (Eurostat, 2015, « People in the EU: who are we and how do we live? »). The lack of services and transport offers in these regions is a major difficulty for older adults to access goods and services in their daily lives. The social economy SME La Exclusiva aims at reversing this trend by offering a better provision of services to the ageing population in the Provinces of Soria and Burgos, members of Euromontana.
Find out how this service works and discover the success factors of this rural SME of the Silver Economy in our good practice.
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24 February 2020