This paper undertakes a comprehensive review of the growing international literature on age-friendly communities. It examines a range of approaches and identifies the key attributes associated with creating a sustainable environment for seniors. The authors critically evaluate emerging policy trends and models and suggest directions for future research attention.
The building and maintenance of an age-friendly environment is widely regarded as a core component of a positive approach to addressing the challenge of population ageing. This paper reviews the literature on age-friendly communities published since 2005.