World Health Organisation
This report gives a global overview of the progress that cities and communities have made over the last decade towards becoming more age-friendly, through the lens of the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Among the notable achievements, membership in the WHO Global Network has increased four-fold in the last two and a half years and more affiliate organizations are suppo
In 2016, Friuli-Venezia Giulia developed innovative strategies that have been recognized by the European Commission with the conferring of the title, reference site, in the scope of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging.
This report shows how age-friendly environments have been created at the subnational level in Italy, using examples primarily from the Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Brazil’s rapid development has led to profound social and economic stresses. It is one of the world’s most unequal countries; the poorest 20% share just 2% of the nation’s income. A third of the population lives in extreme poverty, unemployment is high and a quarter of all jobs are in the informal sector.
Evidence and experience suggest that community health workers in low- and middle-income countries could be important resources for promoting Healthy Ageing in place.
A list of the world's cities and communities that are part of the WHO network of age-friendly cities and communities.
Population ageing and urbanization are two global trends that together comprise major forces shaping the 21st century. At the same time as cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and more is increasing. Older people are a resource for their families, communities and economies in supportive and enabling living environments.
Brazil’s rapid development has led to profound social and economic stresses. Ten million people are aged 65 and over in Brazil, comprising 6% of the population. Recent governments have sought to improve the lot of older people through progressive non-contributory pension schemes covering both rural and urban populations.
This checklist of essential age-friendly city features is based on the results of the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities project consultation in 33 cities in 22 countries. Th e checklist is a tool for a city’s self-assessment and a map for charting progress. For the checklist to be effective, older people must be involved as full partners.
Population ageing and urbanization are two global trends that comprise major forces shaping the 21st century. At the same time as cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60+ is increasing. Informed by WHO’s approach to active ageing, the purpose of this Guide is to engage cities to become more age-friendly.