Network Calendar


Take a look at what’s being planned for older people around the world, or see if there are any live event streams for you to watch online from the comfort of your home or office.

iCal

September 2017

Old People Forum 6 th

September 24, 2017
09:00 AM
alqasimia university 00971564225530

 

Logo Eng

 

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
Date
Time


Registration and acquaintance
24-09-2017
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)
24-09-2017
09:30 - 10:00


The process of creating age-friendly environments and everything that works (Paul McGarry, Sion Jones, Gray Ghoshoe, Stephanie Furston)
24-09-2017
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)
24-09-2017
11:00 - 12:00


Session 2: Transport and Communication (Pierre Oliver to Vibbeer, Ahasay Badi, Asmah El Khodary, Jessica Intuistel)
24-09-2017
12:00 - 01:00


Break
24-09-2017
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)
24-09-2017
01:30 - 02:30


Discussion and recommendations of the first day (Asma al-Khudari, Alana)
24-09-2017
02:30 - 03:00


lunch break
24-09-2017
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)
25-09-2017
09:30 - 10:30


Session 5: Communication and Information (Christine Young, Greg Shaw)
25-09-2017
10:30 - 11:15


Session 6: Social Participation (Robert Ken Ming Wong, Christine Young, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Ferencua Rivar)
25-09-2017
11:15 - 12:15


Break
25-09-2017
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)
25-09-2017
12:45 - 01:15


Session 8: Social inclusion and non-discrimination (Paul McGarry, Perinis Werlier, Dimar de Carly, Stephanie Fair Stone)
25-09-2017
01:15 - 02:00


Discussion and recommendations of the second day (Asma al-Khudari, Alana)
25-09-2017
02:00 - 02:30


the lunch
25-09-2017
02:30 - 03:30