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September 2017

Old People Forum 6 th

September 24, 2017
09:00 AM
alqasimia university 00971564225530


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A glimpse about the forum:

The department of social services in the government of Sharjah- united Arab emirates, in collaboration with the world health organization(who), organize the sixth elderly services forum, which will be held in Al Qasimia university, on 24-25/September2017  coinciding with international day for aged persons, which corresponds to the 1st of October every year, under the slogan of “age-friendly cities”. With participation of a number of the member cities in the international network for the age-friendly cities, which was founded by the world health organization (WHO). These cities started to apply the standards of age-friendly cities that include eight pivots, which are:

1.Pivot of the outdoor areas and buildings
2.Pivot of transportation

3.Housing pivot
4.Community participation pivot

5.Pivot of respect, and social inclusion
6.Pivot of civil participation and recruitment

7.Communication and information pivot
8.Pivot of community support and medical services

In order to encourage the cities on providing leading initiatives aiming to face two of the international demographic challenges: quick population ageing and cities expansion, it is necessary to draw plans and policies that contribute in providing services, initiatives and infrastructures for the cities that are suitable to all the age categories, especially the elderly people. The forum provides chance to get acquainted with the mechanism that qualified those cities to be members in the international network for the age-friendly cities, and what they achieved of achievements that contributed in making their population enjoy welfare and recuperation.

Goals of the forum:

  1. Reviewing the experiment and initiatives of the age-friendly cities and lessons learnt from the to achieve welfare and recuperation for the elderly people

  2. Acquainting with the international standards of the age-friendly cities and the methods of applying them

  3. Acquainting with the procedures of joining the international network of the age-friendly cities in the world health organization and their benefits

Conference agenda

Registration and acquaintance
09:00 - 09:30

Major developments in WHO's work on cities and age-friendly societies and mechanisms for joining the network (WHO World Network of Cities and Friendly Societies for the Elderly)
09:30 - 10:00

The process of creating age-friendly environments and everything that works (Paul McGarry, Sion Jones, Gray Ghoshoe, Stephanie Furston)
10:00 - 11:00

Lessons learned about the accessibility of physical environments by Saon Jones, Session 1: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings (Asha Badi, Robert Keane, Ming Wong, Hiroyuki Matsumoto)
11:00 - 12:00

Session 2: Transport and Communication (Pierre Oliver to Vibbeer, Ahasay Badi, Asmah El Khodary, Jessica Intuistel)
12:00 - 01:00

01:00 - 01:30

Follow the lessons learned about accessibility to physical environments by Gerry Shaw, Session 3: Housing (Christine Young, Stephanie Fair Stone, Paul McCary)
01:30 - 02:30

Discussion and recommendations of the first day (Asma al-Khudari, Alana)
02:30 - 03:00

lunch break
03:00 - 04:00

Lessons Learned to Reach the Comprehensive Social Environments by Paul McGarry, Session 4: Health and Long-Term Care (Bernice Werley, DeMar de Carly, Asma El Khodary)
09:30 - 10:30

Session 5: Communication and Information (Christine Young, Greg Shaw)
10:30 - 11:15

Session 6: Social Participation (Robert Ken Ming Wong, Christine Young, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Ferencua Rivar)
11:15 - 12:15

12:15 - 12:45

Follow the lessons learned to reach out to the comprehensive social settings by Stephanie Verston, Session 7: Civil Engagement and Employment (Jessica Intuistel, Paul McGarry, Pierre Oliver Leviffer)
12:45 - 01:15

Session 8: Social inclusion and non-discrimination (Paul McGarry, Perinis Werlier, Dimar de Carly, Stephanie Fair Stone)
01:15 - 02:00

Discussion and recommendations of the second day (Asma al-Khudari, Alana)
02:00 - 02:30

the lunch
02:30 - 03:30