Age-friendly environments programme

WHOLogoLaunched in 2012, The World Health Organisation’s age-friendly environments programme is an international effort to address the environmental and social factors that contribute to active and healthy ageing.
More 40 cities from across the world have signed the ‘Dublin Declaration’ expressing their commitment to creating age-friendly cities which address the needs of older people in respect to: the built environment, transport, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication, and community support and health services.
The initiative was prompted by the fact that in 2008, for the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population lived in cities. Yet our urban landscapes are often not very age-friendly – they lack spaces to sit, regular public toilets, accessible public transport and more.
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