Submit Your Age-Friendly Practice
Thank you for contributing an age-friendly practice to the Global Database of Age-friendly Practices.
We are looking for concrete measures that you have put in place in your community, city, region or country to share with other communities, cities and regions.
What are age-friendly practices?
For the purpose of this database, concrete measures include any concrete action aimed at enabling Healthy Ageing, i.e. the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age.
Practices that are age-friendly help to foster functional ability both by removing barriers and developing policies, systems, products and services that:
- promote health and build and maintain physical and mental capacity across the life course; and
- enable people experiencing capacity loss to continue to do the things they value.
Practices typically help build older peoples abilities to:
- meet their basic needs;
- learn, grow and make decisions;
- be mobile;
- build and maintain relationships; and
In doing so, age-friendly practices recognize there is great diversity in the capacity and circumstances of older adults, anticipate and respond to older adults’ needs and preferences in an equitable way, respect older people’s decisions and choices, and protect the most vulnerable.
Please share specific details of the individual measures, rather than providing a broad overview. For example, instead of writing about all the improvements made to enhance older people’s mobility, focus on one initiative per submission, such as extending the time for pedestrian signals at traffic junctions or improving seating in public places.
Thank you for sharing your experience!
Further instructions are provided in this step-by-step guide. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
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