The Ombud for Older People

We speak on behalf of older people with respect to public and private organisations in Norway.


What is the Ombud for Older People?

The Ombud for Older People is an independent national government body established in 2020.

Our mission is to promote the interests of older people in all areas of society and to monitor their situation.

We are an advocate for greater awareness of the needs of older people and for these needs to be placed on the agenda everywhere. There is no lower age that defines what constitutes an older person.

We are one of Norway’s national ombuds.

Bente Lund Jacobsen is the Ombudsperson for Older People and leads the work of the Ombud for Older People. Jacobsen was appointed to the position by the King in Council and took up her post in July 2020.

The position of Ombudsperson for Older People is a six-year term. 

What do we do?

We speak on behalf of older people to politicians, government agencies, and private enterprises and organisations.

We give advice and information, comment in the media, issue consultation responses, and interact with older people, next of kin, authorities, organisations and companies. 

Contact us

We want to hear from you. Anyone is welcome to contact us, either to give information or to ask questions.

We want to hear from anyone who can tell us about the situation facing older people in different contexts. What challenges and opportunities do you think are associated with being an older person in Norway? Let us know.

We answer questions and give as much advice and guidance as we are able to. We do not have the power to resolve individual cases or complaints. However, we can refer cases to the appropriate authority if appropriate.

Please do not send us sensitive personal data via e-mail.


Switchboard: 70 30 51 80

Postal address: P.O. Box 228 Skøyen, 0213 Oslo