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Author : Alexandre Kalache, Louise Plouffe
Title : Global age-friendly cities: a guide
Editor : World Health Organization (WHO)
Volume : NLM classifi cation: WT 31
Year : 2007
Language : English
Abstract : 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.The guide presents the results of focus groups of older people, caregivers and service providers in the public, voluntary and private sectors. The interviews were carried out in 33 cities and were focused on the advantages and barriers older people experience in eight areas of city living: outdoor spaces and buildings; transportation; housing; social participation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; and community support and health services. The guide tries also to translate the research into tips for local action.
Attachment : age-friendly cities a guide_553e2beb62690.pdf