Featured Member: Oiso Town, Japan
As aging progresses globally, the proportion of Oiso Town’s population aged 65 and over has reached 34.0%. This figure is higher than the same proportion of the nation, which is…Read more
Innovation@Home: A Contest and a Call for Age-Friendly Housing Practices that Work
The WHO Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, in collaboration with Grantmakers In Aging, is pleased to announce Innovation@Home, a competition and a call for age-friendly housing practices that can inspire action around the world by showing what can be done and how it can be done.
Cities and communities can submit innovative housing practices through the Age-friendly World website, using the Submit Your Age-friendly Practice form.
Entries are due by 4 April 2018. Practices will be assessed by a panel of judges for relevance, replicability, strong outcomes and innovation. The top three entries will be recognized. Winners will receive free travel to the October 2018 International Technical Meeting on Ageing at Home in Quebec, Canada, where they will receive a formal award. Winning programmes will also be publicized broadly through GIA and WHO networks and publications.
For a full description of the Innovation@Home competition, please see: Innovation@Home
Featured Event: WHO/IFA Webinar Series – 28 February
The International Federation on Aging and the World Health Organization Department of Ageing and Life Course co-presented the seventh instalment of the IFA/WHO Webinar Series - on 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.