Health Metrics for Age-Friendly Environments

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Implementation:

April 2017 to December 2017

Implementing partners:

WHO HQ Department of Ageing and Life Course

Location of research:

Global

Total Budget:

This project aimed to promote research and evaluation of Age-friendly Cities (AFC), and age-friendly environment initiatives more broadly. This, in turn, would lead to strengthening the evidence base for whole-of-society, multisectoral interventions to promote healthy ageing. The foundation for this work was the 2015 WKC publication, “Measuring Age-friendliness: A Guide to Using Core Indicators”. The main activities for the final year of this project were dissemination and awareness-raising through publications, presentations at international meetings and conferences, and capacity building.

For current information on WHO’s initiative on Age-friendly Environments, please visit: http://www.who.int/ageing/age-friendly-environments/en/

 

Publications (Open Access)

  • Aboderin I, Kano M, Owii HA. Toward "age-friendly slums"? Health challenges of older slum dwellers in Nairobi and the applicability of the Age-Friendly City approach. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14(10). pii: E1259. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14101259.
  • Kano M, Rosenberg PE, Dalton SD. A global pilot study of Age-Friendly City indicators. Soc Indic Res. 2018;138:1205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-017-1680-7

Webinar

Conference Presentations

  • Rosenberg M. Measuring and evaluating age-friendly cities and communities. APRU Aging in the Asia-Pacific Workshop 2017 for Junior Gerontologists hosted by the Global Leadership Initiative for an Age-friendly Society at the Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan, 9 November 2017.

  • Rosenberg M, Beard J, Buckner S, Collett J, Kohn G, Goldman L, Garon S, Ding X. Measuring age-friendliness and the livability of cities for ageing populations. 14th International Conference on Urban Health, Coimbra, Portugal, 26-29 September 2017.

  • Rosenberg M, Beard J, Aboderin I, Caiaffa W, Razzaque A. Growing old in urban slums: challenges to the health of older people living in informal settlements. 14th International Conference on Urban Health, Coimbra, Portugal, 26-29 September 2017.

  • Rosenberg M. Measuring and assessing age-friendly environments. Special symposium at the 21st International Epidemiological Association World Congress of Epidemiology, Saitama, Japan, 22 August 2017.

  • Kano M, Kohn G, Kushner N. Thinking globally, acting locally for Age-friendliness: The Age-Friendly DC initiative. 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, USA, 23-27 July 2017.

  • Rosenberg M. Global overview of Age-friendly City initiatives: indicators and evaluation. Special seminar for the Global Leadership Initiative for an Age-friendly Society at the Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan, 10 June 2017.

  • Rosenberg M. Key considerations for evaluation: Reflections from the development of Age-friendly City core indicators. ADI 2017 Symposium: Building a dementia-friendly world. Kyoto, Japan, 26 April 2017.

Capacity Building Workshops

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