Origin of age-friendly city
The World Health Organization (WHO) initiated the Global Age-friendly Cities Project in 2005. Based on the focus groups with elderly people, caregivers and service providers in 33 cities around the world, WHO identified the key features of an age-friendly city in eight domains of an urban life and highlighted elderly people’s concerns and daily issues they faced.
WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities
The WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (“the Network”) was established in 2010 to connect cities and communities worldwide with the common vision of making their communities more age-friendly. The Network provides a global platform for information exchange, experience sharing, and mutual learning.
More resources about age-friendly city
World Health Organization publications on age-friendly city
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published five important publications relating to age-friendly city, including (i) a guide to provide the rationale and a practical, step-by-step approach for developing national programmes for age-friendly cities and communities; (ii) a guide to introduce the origin of AFC concept and 8 domains and engage cities to become more age-friendly; (iii) a checklist to set out the essential features of an age-friendly city; (iv) the guidelines on core indicators to measure age-friendliness; and (v) a report to give a global overview of the progress that cities and communities had made in the past decade towards becoming more age-friendly.
Public forums on 8 domains of an age-friendly city
Eight sessions of public forums were organised from 2017 to 2020 under the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project aiming to provide a platform for different stakeholders and the public to exchange views on age-friendly issues in relation to 8 AFC domains.
Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Public Forum – Respect and Social Inclusion29 Oct 2020 | Respect and social inclusion
Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Public Forum – Age-friendly Communication and Information28 Aug 2020 | Communication and Information
Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Public Forum – Sliver Power, Get Set, Go!14 Dec 2019 | Civic participation and employment
Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Public Forum – Housing Innovations for Ageing-in-Place17 Jun 2019 | Housing
Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Public Forum – Innovative Use of Open Space and Inclusive Built Environment04 Dec 2018 | Outdoor spaces and buildings
Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Public Forum – Enhancing Social Participation, From Young to Old26 Jun 2018 | Social participation
“Age-friendly Tour” card game (Chinese version only)
The “Age-friendly Tour” card game was designed taking reference to the findings of baseline assessment on age-friendliness in the 18 districts of Hong Kong under the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project, and the current situation of Hong Kong. Players can understand more about the eight domains of an age-friendly city and the age-friendliness of Hong Kong through playing this game.
To get the board game, please contact Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies of Lingnan University at 2616 7425 (First-come, first-served, and while stock lasts)
Read more: Click here (Chinese version only)