Margaret Neal

The Whys and How-Tos of Creating an Age-Friendly Community

An overview of the World Health Organisation's Age-Friendly Cities Project and how it was adopted by Portland Oregon, with details of its action plan.

Age-Friendly Community Initiatives: Conceptual Issues and Key Questions

US public policy and programs for older adults traditionally have focused on the delivery of benefits to targeted individuals.

The World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities Project in Portland, Oregon, USA

In 2006, researchers at the Institute on Aging in the School of Community Health at Portland State University were invited to collaborate with the World Health Organization on its “Age-Friendly Cities Project.” This project was designed to identify indicators of an age-friendly city based on the views of older adults, informal caregivers, and service providers.
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