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Mrs Lindu, 96, is the oldest gudeg vendor in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. #Gudeg is a traditional dish, made from young jackfruit cooked with coconut milk and spices, wrapped in banana leaf. Mrs Lindu has been selling gudeg since her adolescence. #Yogyakarta is the province with the highest life expectancy in #Indonesia

 

#YearsAhead and valued – participate in our Instagram campaign 

What do you want from your YearsAhead? WHO has launched a global Instagram campaign to challenge ageism.

Photos can help break down the negative stereotypes that we often associate with ageing. As the first entries in our Instagram campaign to challenge ageism show, people in older age from around the world continue to play valuable roles in their families and communities.

You too can participate in our #Instagram campaign with a photo of you – or someone you know – embracing older age! We might feature your photo as part of our campaign the @WorldHealthOrganization Instagram account.


Photos can be submitted on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #YearsAhead, or sent to healthyageing@who.int, with the subject line: YearsAhead.
Each photo should include a short description, including where it was taken. Make sure that you have the agreement of anyone featured before you post.

See more examples

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Opportunities

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Brisbane 2016

Final deadline for AFC abstracts this week!

Don't miss the opportunity to share your age-friendly work at the 13th IFA Global Conference on Ageing that will take place on 21-23rd of June in Brisbane, Australia.

In collaboration with WHO, IFA and COTA Queensland have dedicated a specific track to Age-friendly Cities and Communities

The final deadline for submissions of abstracts on age-friendly cities and communities is Friday 5 February.

Submit your abstract here.

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Resources

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Measuring the age-friendliness of cities: A guide to using core indicators

Measuring the age-friendliness of cities: A guide to using core indicators

“Measuring the age-friendliness of cities: a guide to using core indicators” provides technical guidance on selecting and using core indicators for establishing baselines, setting goals/targets, monitoring and evaluating Age-friendly City initiatives. The guide is designed so that the indicators can be measured comparably across cities and countries, but also be adapted to various local contexts, depending on the user’s needs …

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Acting for Ageing - a toolkit for organizing innovative events on the World report on ageing and health

Acting for Ageing - a toolkit for organizing innovative events on the World report on ageing and health

Are you thinking about or planning to put on an event on ageing and health? WHO has launched the toolkit “Action for ageing” to support regional and country offices, NGOs and other partners around the world who want hold events on the recently published World report on ageing and health. Events could target a range of stakeholders for awareness-raising, engagement …

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Trinity EngAGE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - Strategies for Successful Ageing

Trinity EngAGE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - Strategies for Successful Ageing

The Trinity EngAGE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – Strategies for Successful Ageing – is now open for registration. This five-week MOOC will run in February 2016, and presents world-leading research in successful ageing. Early in 2015, over 20 older people from 6 Older Peoples Councils across the 4 Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programmes in Dublin gathered at Trinity …

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