By Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon
The supportive function of city areas in lively getting older is explored on a global scale during this particular 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 show how the version interprets to slot various social, political, and financial realities throughout cultures and continents, methods age-friendly courses advertise senior empowerment, and the way their worth will be successfully assessed. Age-friendly standards for groups are outlined and critiqued whereas large empirical facts describe demanding situations as they have an effect on elders globally and the way environmental aid may help meet them. those chapters supply age-friendly towns as a corrective to the overemphasis at the clinical facets of elders’ lives, and may motivate new study, perform, and public policy.
Included within the coverage:
- A serious overview 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, early life, and dementia: towards generationally clever environments.
With its stability of awareness to common and culture-specific matters, Age-Friendly towns and groups in foreign Comparison may be of specific curiosity to sociologists, gerontologists, and policymakers.
“Given the speedy adoption of the age-friendly standpoint, following its improvement by means of the realm healthiness association, the serious review provided during this quantity is mainly welcome”.
Professor Chris Phillipson, collage of Manchester
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The City of Lyon (2011) organized focus groups with older persons in all neighborhoods, and then classiﬁed older persons into distinct groups based on expressed needs and proﬁles. In Belfast (McClean 2013), peer facilitators held focus groups to reach persons at the risk of social exclusion, in particular, blacks and minorities, isolated and less mobile persons in sheltered accommodation, older caregivers and older men. In this city as well, disability groups included persons who were deaf or blind.
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