By Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon
The supportive position of city areas in lively getting older is explored on an international scale during this exact source, utilizing the WHO’s Age-Friendly towns and group version. Case reports from the united states, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and in different places reveal how the version interprets to slot diversified social, political, and financial realities throughout cultures and continents, methods age-friendly courses advertise senior empowerment, and the way their price might be successfully assessed. Age-friendly standards for groups are outlined and critiqued whereas broad empirical facts describe demanding situations as they have an effect on elders globally and the way environmental aid can assist meet them. those chapters supply age-friendly towns as a corrective to the overemphasis at the clinical facets of elders’ lives, and may encourage new learn, perform, and public policy.
Included within the coverage:
- A serious assessment of the WHO Age-Friendly towns technique and its implementation.
- Seniors’ views on age-friendly communities.
- The implementation of age-friendly towns in 3 districts of Argentina.
- Age-friendly manhattan urban: a case study.
- Toward an age-friendly eu Union.
- Age-friendliness, youth, and dementia: towards generationally clever environments.
With its stability of cognizance to common and culture-specific matters, Age-Friendly towns and groups in overseas Comparison may be of specific curiosity to sociologists, gerontologists, and policymakers.
“Given the fast adoption of the age-friendly viewpoint, following its improvement by way of the realm healthiness association, the severe evaluate provided during this quantity is mainly welcome”.
Professor Chris Phillipson, collage of Manchester
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Extra resources for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison: Political Lessons, Scientific Avenues, and Democratic Issues
The Guide identiﬁed the key features of an age-friendly city from the perspective of older persons and service providers to serve as a reference for cities in developing as well as in developed countries (Plouffe and Kalache 2010; World Health Organization 2007a). The WHO initiative has rapidly spread and gained recognition as a global movement (Barusch 2013; Golant 2014; Liddle et al. 2014; Lui et al. 2009). The WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities includes 209 cities and communities in 26 countries (WHO, Personal communication 2014) in addition to 10 afﬁliated country- or state-level programs.
Overall, the original WHO dimensions of age-friendliness have been supported in their application in diverse locations and by gerontological research, with some additions and reﬁnements along the way. To the question of how many dimensions are needed to assess age-friendliness, Menec et al. (2011, p. 482) reply pragmatically that “including more domains can emphasize aspects of the community environment that otherwise might not be considered”. Empirical association between age-friendly community domains and the well-being of older persons, and, eventually, outcome evaluations of age-friendly community interventions in various domains may provide more conclusive answers.
F. (2013). O processo de implantação do bairro amigo do idoso na Zona Norte – São Paulo/SP. In M. C. Rosa, T. E. D. , Barroso, Á. E. S. ), Velhices: experiências e desaﬁos nas políticas do envelhecimento ativo (pp. 161–168). Sao Paulo: Instituto de Saúde. World Health Organization, Personal communication. (2014). 36 L. Plouffe et al. World Health Organization. ). Application form to join the WHO global network of age-friendly cities and communities [Online]. int/ageing/application_form/en/. Accessed May 13, 2014.
Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison: Political Lessons, Scientific Avenues, and Democratic Issues by Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon