Featured Member: New York State, United States
New York State has endorsed a comprehensive policy, program and funding approach to promote age-friendly ideals. New York has already started implementing specific age-friendly practices including 1) funding for NYS…Read more
Featured Age-friendly Practice: Young and Gold Intergenerational Urban Art Project
Art has a unique way of connecting people across age groups. The Young and Gold Intergenerational Urban Art Project provided young people and seniors the opportunity to participate in an urban art community project at Golden Bay foreshore. The following objectives were achieved: The number of seniors who reported feeling comfortable communicating with young people increased, the number of young people who reported feeling comfortable communicating with seniors increased, a public art work that represented a sense of community in Golden Bay was created, exposure to alternative art classes amongst intergenerational participants in Golden Bay increased. External partners included an aged care provider and a land developer. Internal partnerships included three Community Development teams (Seniors, Young People, and Arts and Culture) and Asset Services. The facilitating artist and participants were selected through an Expression of Interest process. Participants included six young people (the youngest was 12 years old) and seven seniors (the oldest was 92…Read more
Upcoming Event: WHO/IFA Webinar Series – 28 February
The International Federation on Aging and the World Health Organization Department of Ageing and Life Course are pleased to co-present the seventh instalment of the IFA/WHO Webinar Series - Social Inclusion and the Design of Age-friendly Spaces. Speaker: Dr Ryan Woolrych, Associate Professor in Urban Studies at Heriot Watt University, Scotland; Adjunct Professor at the Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
The IFA/WHO Webinar Series features experts from around the world exploring a number of critical and emerging topics on Healthy Ageing. All attendees are welcome - older adults, local, regional and national government policymakers, NGOs, clinicians, urban planners, and all those with an interest in building age-friendly environments.