Focus areas

The mission of Leyden Academy is to improve the quality of life of older people by creating opportunities for a vital and meaningful life, closely connected with the community.

We want to enable people to grow old with vitality and in good health, and to lead their lives as they see fit, even as they become more frail and dependent with the years. This requires an inclusive society in which all generations can thrive, in which older individuals have equal opportunities to participate and their knowledge and life experience are valued:

  • Vital – We want to better understand the ageing process and offer people opportunities to grow old with vitality and in good health.
  • Meaningful – We strive to offer people opportunities to lead their lives as they see fit and to be the person they want to be, despite frailty.
  • Connected – We contribute to an inclusive society that appreciates the value of all generations and where people of all ages feel invited to participate.