City in Focus: London, United Kingdom
London first assessed its age-friendliness in 2007. “What makes a city age-friendly? London’s contribution to the WHO Age Friendly Cities Project” provided the baseline assessment of London’s age-friendliness against the…Read more
The Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities is pleased to welcome its 700th member, Municipalidad de Cartago, Costa Rica. Joining 699 other cities and communities around the world, Municipalidad de Cartago works to become a better place to grow older by adopting the WHO age-friendly approach.
The Network aims to stimulate and enable cities and communities around the world to become increasingly age-friendly. It seeks to do this by inspiring change by showing what can be done and how it can be done; connecting cities and communities worldwide to facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and experience; and supporting cities and communities to find appropriate innovative and evidence-based solutions. Bring your city or community into the Network today!
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018
15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 1 in 6 older people around the world are subjected to abuse, and many cases of abuse are not reported. Globally the numbers of people affected are predicted to rise as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations. Elder abuse can take various forms such as financial, physical, psychological and sexual. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect. Cities and communities have a central role in ensuring that elder abuse is understood, managed, and ultimately prevented.