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Published on April 18, 2008

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WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities Project:  WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities Project Dr. Charles PETITOT Technical Officer Ageing and Life Course Programme Ageing is the success of the 20th century and the challenge of the 21st:  Ageing is the success of the 20th century and the challenge of the 21st A growing global city:  A growing global city An ageing world, especially in developing countries:  An ageing world, especially in developing countries More older people in cities in the developing world:  More older people in cities in the developing world the number of persons aged 60 + in developing countries will be 9 times greater than now the share of older persons living in urban areas will be 16 times greater Slide6:  “Ageing is a development issue. Healthy older persons are a resource for their families, their communities and the economy.” WHO Brasilia Declaration on Ageing, July, 1996 Contrasts in urban ageing:  Contrasts in urban ageing Active Ageing: A Policy Framework:  Active Ageing: A Policy Framework Slide9:  "Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age." Active Ageing is a life-long process:  Active Ageing is a life-long process Range of function in individuals Source:Kalache and Kickbusch, 1997 Influenced by interacting Determinants:  Influenced by interacting Determinants What is an Age-Friendly City?:  What is an Age-Friendly City? Inclusive and accessible urban environment that promotes active ageing No city is perfect No city is too far behind:  No city is perfect No city is too far behind Slide15:  Age-Friendly Collaborating Cities AMERICAS Argentina, La Plata Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Canada, Halifax Canada, Portage La Prairie Canada, Saanich Canada, Sherbrooke QB Costa Rica, San Jose Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica, Montego Bay Mexico, Cancun Mexico, Mexico City Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Puerto Rico, Ponce USA, Portland AFRICA Kenya, Nairobi EUROPE Germany, Ruhr Ireland, Dundalk Italy, Udine Russia, Moscow Russia, Tuymazy Switzerland, Geneva Turkey, Istanbul UK, Edinburgh UK, London EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Jordan, Amman Lebanon, Tripoli Pakistan, Islamabad SOUTH-EAST ASIA India, Delhi India, Udaipur WESTERN PACIFIC Australia, Melbourne Australia, Melville China, Shanghai Japan, Himeji Japan, Tokyo BC Ministry of Health Focus groups with older persons to determine:  Focus groups with older persons to determine What aspects of the city are "age-friendly"? What are the barriers and problems? How can the city become more age-friendly? Complemented by focus groups with caregivers and service providers An Encompassing and Empowering Research Process:  An Encompassing and Empowering Research Process Identification of structural, organizational, economic, attitudinal barriers "Bottom-up" process to develop criteria relevant to older persons 1500 older persons' voices Key Findings: Lived Exclusion and Inclusion:  Key Findings: Lived Exclusion and Inclusion Slide19:  "There are few seating areas.. You get tired and you need to sit down " (Melville, AU) Slide20:  "Cross lights are made for Olympic runners" (Halifax, CA) "Much information is available but finding needed information is complicated " (Moscow, Russia) :  "Much information is available but finding needed information is complicated " (Moscow, Russia) "As your faculties begin to fade, this kind of thing appears to cause more in terms of stress" (Halifax, Canada) "We are not going out in the evenings. I don't go anywhere… They might kill you" (Tuymazy, Russia):  "We are not going out in the evenings. I don't go anywhere… They might kill you" (Tuymazy, Russia) "I have my retirement salary but how can I live with this little money?" (Istanbul, Turkey) "The doorman is really nice, he looks after 4 people in my building" (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) "People would notice if you weren't at mass" (Dundalk, Ireland) Release October 1, 2007:  Release October 1, 2007 Beyond the Release of the Guide :  Beyond the Release of the Guide Age-friendly planning and action in collaborating cities Dissemination to other communities Validation of the Guide Age-friendly rural and remote community Guide International age-friendly cities network Age-friendly city best practices inventory Best practice conferences (Essen 2007; Istanbul 2008) International age-friendly communities research "Ageing in a foreign land" The growing presence of older persons in our increasingly urban and globalized world…:  The growing presence of older persons in our increasingly urban and globalized world… Slide26:  Reminds us of our common Humanity. We must… Slide27:  Design for Diversity And Promote Solidarity:  And Promote Solidarity

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