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Monitoring Group for the Creation of Senior


Monitoring Group for the Creation of Senior

Summary

〇 The City of Bucheon already entered the aged society with 92,537 aged people over 65 years old as of Dec., 2017 (10.9% of the elderly population) and it is expected that the population rate of older people will be 20.2% in 2026.

〇 The City of Bucheon has endeavored to build liveable urban environment for all generations and support the aged people’s healthy and active life as well as all the citizens and disadvantaged groups in many areas.

〇 Based on the results of the first phase Bucheon age-friendly city development project and 2021 older adults survey data, the second phase went one step further from the vision of the first phase, ACE (Healthy and Lively City of Longevity, ACE Bucheon) to “Mature City of Longevity, SAFE Bucheon ” as the vision, and aims to realize a mature, age-friendly city.

〇 The 2nd Bucheon age-friendly city guideline is S-A-F-E (Secure, Accessible, Fit, Embracing), which consists of a total of 4 major areas, 8 sub-areas, and 35 sub-projects (performance indicators).

Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Sector(s): Health, Housing, Information and communication, Labor

Desired outcome for older people:
Learn, grow and make decisions

Contact details

Name: PARK SANGHEE

Email address: sang1101@korea.kr


Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community

Project lead: Local authorities

Others involved in the project:
  • Local authorities

Older people’s involvement: Older people were involved in the age-friendly practice at multiple or all stages

Details on older people’s involvement: Details of older people engagement: 21 older people monitoring group members were provided with education to learn necessary knowledge and roles to conduct on-site monitoring effectively. Most of the participants were satisfied with the educational contents and programs and used the knowledge gained to engage in various support systems for older people social activities.

Moving forward

Has the impact of this age-friendly practice been analysed: Yes

Was the impact positive or negative:
Positive

Please share with us what you found in detail:
The monitoring group is significantly improving the capability for policy development to minimize inconveniences for older people in the hope that selected policies will be available for use by more older people residents.The third policy monitoring group will be formed in 2021 to continue activities and engage in actively discussing policy suggestions. With the holding of quarterly group discussions and general debate, the members aim to practice individual expertise to engage as an organizer.

Expansion plans:
The third policy monitoring group will be formed in 2021 to continue activities and engage in actively discussing policy suggestions. With the holding of quarterly group discussions and general debate, the members aim to practice individual expertise to engage as an organizer.

Looking back

Challenges:
not yet

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