An emerging trend in Arctic countries is population ageing associated with longer human lives as well as growing number of northerners in their ‘third’ and ‘fourth’ age. In the agenda of UArctic Thematic Network on Human Health and Wellbeing, realizing the potential of older people in the Arctic society is considered important to address.

This session encourages submission of abstracts from a wide range of disciplines, aiming but not limited at: understanding of demographic ageing; urban and rural contexts of meeting diverse needs of older people; age-friendly environment under northern conditions; age-friendly employment; volunteering and participation of older people in building community capacity; cross-cultural solutions against ageism and abuse; Indigenous elders; creative opportunities for lifelong learning; and overall policy strategies on ageing (including ‘Active Ageing’) in various Arctic regions.