Age-friendly World out of maintenance for 2 weeks

Thank you for your patience as we conduct maintenance and upgrades on Age-friendly World. We are happy to announce that the first round of maintenance works is now complete - including a new Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities application form

Age-friendly World will be restored to full functionality for a period of 2 weeks, until 23 November 2017. After this period, website functionality such as logging in will be restricted once more to allow the second round of maintenance to take place. 

We encourage using this 2 week period to make edits, changes or submissions. Please get in touch with any comments or questions at

19 New GNAFCC Members from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

On 16 October 2017, the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) welcomed 19 new members from the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. We are excited to see GNAFCC grow as more cities and communities around the world commit to becoming more age-friendly.

Find out more about GNAFCC here, or join the network.

28 Nov (Tues): IFA/WHO Webinar on Rural and Remote Age-friendly Communities

The International Federation on Aging and the World Health Organization Department of Ageing and Life Course are pleased to co-present the fifth instalment of the 2017 IFA/WHO Webinar Series.

• Speaker: Dr Verena Menec, Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

• Time: Tuesday 28 November 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am Central Standard Time (-06:00 GMT)

• Topic: Rural and Remote Age-friendly Communities

Participation is free and registration is strongly recommended. Register at GoToWebinar

The IFA/WHO Webinar Series features experts from around the world exploring a number of critical and emerging topics on Healthy AgeingAll 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.

15 Dec (Fri): The 5th Francophone Network of Age-friendly Cities meeting

The Réseau Francophone des Villes Amies des Aînés (Francophone Network of Age-friendly Cities) is hosting their 5th meeting: "Move and act in your city!" 

The meeting will be held on Friday 15 December 2017 at the Ministry of Solidarity and Health in Paris, France. Programme items include:

• Feedback on the Ipsos survey "My City on Foot" 

• A lecture by philosopher Pierre-Henri Tavoillot

• Round tables on "Move and Stay Active", "Taking Action in Your City", and "Ageism: A Reality?" 

• Plus the announcement of the winners of the 2017 Age-friendly Cities Contest

For more information, please contact or visit


About us 

Age-friendly World is a World Health Organization website dedicated to promoting age-friendliness around the world. The World Health Organization Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) is a global coalition of cities and communities committed to becoming more age-friendly. We currently consist of 533 member cities and communities in 37 countries, covering a population of 158 million people. 

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