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By Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon
The supportive position of city areas in energetic getting older is explored on a global scale during this distinctive source, utilizing the WHO’s Age-Friendly towns and group version. Case reviews from the united states, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and in different places show how the version interprets to slot assorted 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 huge empirical information describe demanding situations as they impact elders globally and the way environmental aid will help meet them. those chapters provide age-friendly towns as a corrective to the overemphasis at the scientific points of elders’ lives, and will motivate new study, perform, and public policy.
Included within the coverage:
- A serious overview of the WHO Age-Friendly towns method 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 ecu Union.
- Age-friendliness, adolescence, and dementia: towards generationally clever environments.
With its stability of realization to common and culture-specific matters, Age-Friendly towns and groups in foreign Comparison might be of specific curiosity to sociologists, gerontologists, and policymakers.
“Given the swift adoption of the age-friendly point of view, following its improvement by way of the area wellbeing and fitness association, the serious overview provided during this quantity is mainly welcome”.
Professor Chris Phillipson, collage of Manchester
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The sustainability of the Age-Friendly Cities initiative may be strengthened as well if it contributes to the policy priority of reducing social inequalities within living environments. , & Sanchez, M. (2013). Cuestionario amigabilidade. Euskadi lagunkoia: Matia Foundation. Barusch, A. S. (2013). Age-friendly cities: A social work perspective. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 56(6), 465–472. Basque Government and Matia Foundation. ). Euskadi lagunkoia. Desarollo en municipios. Unpublished presentation.
Menec et al. ) and the Basque Regional Government/Matia Foundation age-friendly municipalities assessment questionnaire (Barrios and Sanchez 2013) highlight the importance of having regular contact with family and friends as an age-friendly community feature, apart from participation in formal social activities. Access to informal support from family and friends was not considered in the domain of Community Support and Health Services, but was signaled for inclusion by Menec et al. (2011) and added to municipal assessments by Barrios and Sanchez (2013) in the Basque County and by the City of Lyon (2011).
601). In practice, different diagnostic approaches have been adopted or recommended. Approaches that rely entirely on local consultations referring to the WHO domains, but not speciﬁcally to the checklist are common. ). The municipal age-friendly action plans developed by the cities of Toronto (2013) and Montreal (2013) reflect the issues identiﬁed by internal analysis and in public consultations, not the WHO checklist. A number of sites have used the checklist items in a survey questionnaire to complement qualitative data from forums or focus groups.