By Thibauld Moulaert,Suzanne Garon

The supportive
role of city areas in lively getting older is explored on a global scale in this
unique source, utilizing the WHO’s Age-Friendly towns and neighborhood version. Case
studies from the united states, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and in other places demonstrate
how the version interprets to slot varied social, political, and monetary realities
across cultures and continents, methods age-friendly courses advertise senior
empowerment, and the way their worth will be successfully assessed. Age-friendly
criteria for groups are outlined and critiqued whereas huge empirical
data describe demanding situations as they have an effect on elders globally and the way environmental
support might help meet them. those chapters supply age-friendly towns as a
corrective to the overemphasis at the clinical facets of elders’ lives, and should
inspire new examine, perform, and public policy.

Included in the

  • A serious assessment of
    the WHO Age-Friendly towns technique and its implementation.
  • Seniors’ views on age-friendly
  • 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, early life, and dementia:
    towards generationally clever environments.

With its balance
of awareness to common and culture-specific matters, Age-Friendly towns and groups in overseas Comparison
will be of specific curiosity to sociologists, gerontologists, and policymakers.


Given the speedy adoption of
the age-friendly viewpoint, following its improvement through the area Health
Organization, the severe evaluate provided during this quantity is especially

Professor Chris
Phillipson, collage of Manchester

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