'Blue week' in France organised around 10000 events on ageing!
The 'Blue week' is the national week for pensioners and older people organised for civil society. This event aims at raising awareness on the positive contribution of older people to society and economy, on their concerns and the challenges they face. It also aims at promoting the high number of existing initiatives and projects in that area.
This year, the main topic was "Ageing and acting together in the community", and was linked to the European Year 2012 on active ageing and solidarity between generations.
The French President François Hollande announced that actions should be developed in providing respite services to informal carers.