The Elderly Council has founded in 2019 by Muratpaşa Municipality, Turkey. The council intends to shape a platform from where elder people, who aged over 60, have a voice for and in city. The main aim of the Elderly Council is making friendly environment from an elderly perspective, taking into account their perceptions and views. The principal goal is providing participatory democracy dynamics through a working voluntary basis.
Right now, there are 60 volunteers, composed by 30 women and 30 men. The executive committee determined 7 sub-committees in the first meeting. These are; rights of older persons, sustainable and accessible city, environment, intergenerational relationships, healthy aging, lifelong learning, culture and art. The council enables to make visible elder people’s experiences. In general, they were satisfied with their participation in the council since they were able to express themselves and their demands. Overall they have felt valuable and productive, working for their own community and claims.
Main target group: Older people in general
Sector(s): Information and communication, Urban development
Desired outcome for older people:
- Ageing in place
- Elder abuse
- Intergenerational activities
Name: Vural Korkmaz
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org