Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in International by Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon

By Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon

The supportive function of city areas in energetic getting older is explored on an international scale during this specified source, utilizing the WHO’s Age-Friendly towns and neighborhood version. Case stories from the united states, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and in other places exhibit how the version interprets to slot different social, political, and financial realities throughout cultures and continents, methods age-friendly courses advertise senior empowerment, and the way their worth could 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 help might help meet them. those chapters supply age-friendly towns as a corrective to the overemphasis at the scientific features of elders’ lives, and will encourage new learn, perform, and public policy.

Included within the coverage:

  • A serious assessment 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 long island urban: a case study.
  • Toward an age-friendly eu Union.
  • Age-friendliness, adolescence, and dementia: towards generationally clever environments.

With its stability of recognition to common and culture-specific issues, Age-Friendly towns and groups in overseas Comparison might be of specific curiosity to sociologists, gerontologists, and policymakers.

Given the fast adoption of the age-friendly viewpoint, following its improvement via the realm overall healthiness association, the severe evaluation provided during this quantity is mainly welcome”.

Professor Chris Phillipson, collage of Manchester

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