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Age-friendly Cities

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Age-friendly Cities

Age-friendly Cities is a concept that aims to create urban environments that are inclusive, accessible, and supportive of the needs and well-being of older adults. It recognizes the importance of adapting cities to accommodate the growing population of seniors and to ensure their active participation in community life. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been at the forefront of promoting this concept, establishing a global network of cities committed to becoming more age-friendly. The key domains of an age-friendly city include outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, and community support and health services. By addressing these areas, cities can create environments that promote healthy aging, reduce barriers to independence, and foster social connectedness among older residents. This involves implementing policies, infrastructure, and services that cater to the diverse needs of seniors, such as accessible public spaces, reliable and affordable transportation options, suitable housing, and opportunities for social engagement and lifelong learning. Additionally, age-friendly cities prioritize the inclusion and empowerment of older adults in decision-making processes, recognizing their valuable contributions and ensuring their voices are heard. By embracing the age-friendly cities approach, communities can enhance the quality of life for older residents, promote intergenerational solidarity, and create sustainable, livable cities for people of all ages

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Robert Anderson

CITATION : "Robert Anderson. 'Age-friendly Cities.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on April 19, 2024)"

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