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  • 1. A Brief Overview and Update on the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNFACC)1| Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course

2. Why age-friendly environments?Our vision is a world in which people, everywhere,enjoy the highest attainable level of physical, mentaland social well-being across the life course create social and physical environments thatfoster participation and health across the lifecourse, including in older age2| Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 3. What is an age-friendly city? "An age-friendly city encourages active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age" Adaptation of structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities3| Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 4. Background WHO Global Age-friendly Cities Project Consultations with olderpersons, caregivers andservice providers in 33 citiesacross 22 countries Bottom-up participatoryapproach involving olderpeople Eight topics explored to givea comprehensive picture ofa citys age-friendliness4| Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 5. Different domains of city life5| Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 6. Global Age-friendly Cities: A GuideWHO Guide outlines aframework for assessing the age-friendliness of a cityWHO Checklist of EssentialFeatures of Age-friendly Cities6| Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 7. WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities WHO Network launched in June 2010 Members currently spread across 17 countries 9 affiliated programmes at national/regional level Currently 49 Cities affiliated directly and hundreds morehave started to engage in age-friendly projects throughaffiliated programmes7| Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 8. Network Cycle of Continual Improvement External Review External Review Years 1- 2 Years 3- 51. Joining the network3. Evaluate progress & 2. Implementationcontinual improvement- Develop a mechanism toinvolve older people - Implement action plan- Measure progress- Conduct baseline assessment- Monitor indicators - Identify successes andof age-friendliness remaining gaps - Report on progress- Develop action plan - Develop new action plan- Identify indicators to monitorprogress over time8|Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 9. Goals of the Network Connect cities and communities that share thecommitment to improve the quality of life of their olderpopulations Facilitate the exchange of information and good practice inspire, share innovative solutions and stimulate thinkingand research on age-friendly cities Promote mutual support between members9| Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 10. Affiliated ProgrammesCountry Programme NameCanadaPan Canadian AFC Recognition InitiativeCanadaQuebecFranceBien vieillir vivre ensembleIreland Ageing Well NetworkPortugalPortuguese PlatformRussian FederationBashkortostanSloveniaSlovene Network of Age-friendly CitiesSpain Spanish National AFC ProgrammeUnited States AARP Network of Age-friendly Communities10 | Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 11. Role of Affiliated Programmes/Networks Promote age-friendly cities approach at the regional / national leveland facilitate membership in WHO Global Network Provide a national/local rather than global perspective for members(same policy / cultural context) Support (financial/information/guidance) Accessibility (same language / opportunities to meet in person)11 | Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 12. Network DevelopmentMembership Engagement Outreach StrengthenConnect to programmes and relationshipsRegular contact with members toand exchangeorganisations working in the field ofensure that activities are relevantamong ageing / urban planning / health and Network social inclusionDevelop mentoring and peer reviewMembersschemes"Spread the word" in countries and regions that are not yet represented GNAFCCCapacity-BuildingCommunicationBuildRevise & develop tools and training Knowledgematerials & Capacity Develop new ePortal to fosteracross the information exchange in theProvide technical support and NetworkNetworktraining Host Communities of PracticeDevelop Knowledge Bank12 | Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 13. For more information WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communitieshttp://www.who.int/ageing/age_friendly_cities_network/en/index.html Global Age-friendly Cities: A guidehttp://www.who.int/ageing/age_friendly_cities_guide/en/ WHO Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Citieshttp://www.who.int/ageing/publications/Age_friendly_cities_checklist.pdf14 | Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course 14. Thank you for your attention!Contact: Lisa WarthProject Manager, Age-friendly Cities and CommunitiesDepartment of Ageing and Life CourseWorld Health Organization (WHO)New email address for the Network: gnafcc@who.in15 | Lisa WARTH | Department of Ageing and Life Course