The increase in life expectancy is one of the greatest successes of humanity. But living longer, in addition to living better, also implies greater responsibility and commitment to the common good throughout life. The older adults, according to their abilities, have the duty and the responsibility to participate more and be more involved in promoting social well-being, contributing as much as possible to their community. These are the challenges inherent in self-determination and citizenship throughout the life cycle, which guarantee the rights of the elderly, but also shows their responsibility in sharing their values, knowledge, life experiences and skills with all generations, in particular the younger ones.
The 15th Session of the InterAções Symposium seeks to reflect on the self-determination and social commitment of the elderly to the community.