According to its structure (composition), the city of Rijeka has been included for a long period in the so-called group of aging cities. This means that a significant part of its population are third agers.

The most frequent themes of old age include: the risk of poverty, social exclusion, health problems, having difficulty taking care of themselves, furthermore an active life in the third age, meeting the needs for social and health protection, recreation and spending free time in a quality manner, this all is an answer of the social community to the challenges that the third agers face.