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
MENTOR-AFE: Age-friendly Environments Mentorship Programme
The World Health Organization and the International Federation on Ageing are excited to announce the launch of MENTOR-AFE – a mentorship programme to strengthen leadership in age-friendly environments. If you are an emerging or current leader in age-friendly cities and communities that would benefit from further skill development or an expert interested to give back then MENTOR-AFE may be for you. Applications for both mentees and mentors are now open, and close 30 May 2018. Click here for information on the programme and how to apply.