Global age-friendly cities: a guide

An age-friendly city encourages active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities. To understand the characteristics of an age-friendly city, it is essential to go to the source - older city dwellers. By working with groups in 33 cities in all World Health Organization (WHO) regions, WHO has asked older people in focus groups to describe the advantages and barriers they experience in eight areas of city living. In most cities, the reports from older people were complemented by evidence from focus groups of caregivers and service providers in the public, voluntary and private sectors. The results from the focus groups led to the development of a set of age-friendly city checklists.


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  • Pagination: 76p

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  • Accession Number: 01387456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9789241547307
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 10:29PM