Global age-friendly cities : a guide

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
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2007
iv, 76 p

Informed by WHO's approach to active ageing, the purpose of this guide is to engage cities to become more age-friendly so as to tap the potential that older people represent for humanity. An age-friendly city encourages active ageing by optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life of older people. Working with groups on 33 cities in all WHO regions, WHO asked older people in focus groups to describe the advantages and barriers they experience in 8 areas of city living. The results from these led to the development of a set of age-friendly city checklists

Meeting:
XVIII IAGG World Congress of Geontology and Geriatrics
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
June 2005
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