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Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly

Ordizia  Spain
Print this page City population: 976725 % over 60Joined Network in 2014

Ordizia is a municipality located in the southern part of Guipúzcoa province in Spain. A member of the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities since 2014,  Ordizia has been part of the Age-Friendly Basque Country Programme – EuskadiLagunkoia – since 2013.

Euskadi Langunkoia –Age-friendly Basque Country – is a cross-cutting initiative that engages citizens, the public and private sectors to create supportive and enabling environments for older people.

Euskadi Langunkoia works with a number of communities across the Basque Country, including Ordizia, to develop a network of age-friendly communities and facilitate the exchange of good practice between them. Consultations with older people across Ordizia were carried out in 2013 (Ordizia Lagunkoia – Fase 1: Diagnóstico).


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Ordizia has been participating in a number of age-friendly initiatives spearheaded by the EuskadiLagunkoia Programme. Some of the most important are:

  • Time Bank: this is an online tool for the exchange of activities and support between citizens.
  • Self-support between neighbours program (Auzokoa Lagun): this is a citizens’ initiative that works to promote social fabric of neighborhoods and mutual help among neighbors.
  • Age-friendly shops: this program was created with the aim of including small and large businesses of the neighborhoods in the project, creating a distinctive “We are Friendlyto identify those who commit themselves to participate by making a few small improvements on their premises (ie. have chairs where guests can relax).

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More more age-friendly practices can be found here:  Euskadi Lagunkoia – Age-Friendly practices

For more information on EuskadiLagunkoia, please visit the website (in Basque and Spanish language). You can also contact us directly for more information using the contact form below.