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Two "good practice" examples from each domain provide information and inspiration
by AARP International and AARP Livable Communities
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By 2050 more than 20 percent of the world's population will be age 60 or older. Because of that, many cities, towns and communities across the globe are already working to address the needs of their older residents and prepare for future generations.
We call them "good" rather than "best" practices simply because we can’t possibly compare every age-friendly initiative in the world, nor would we want to. After all, any community effort to effectively meet the needs of older residents is a welcome one.
The report is organized according to which of the World Health Organization’s "8 Domains of Age-Friendliness" (referred to in the U.S. as the "8 Domains of Livability") the work most represents. However, since the efforts underway in each community touch upon needs in multiple domains, we identify those sub-domains as well. Individually and together, the case studies show the inspiring work now underway to meet the needs of older adults. Creating great places for people of all ages enables older residents to participate in community life.
Published August 2015 / Project Manager: Natalie Turner (AARP International), Editor: Melissa Stanton (AARP Livable Communities), Researcher: Caroline D. Bergeron (DrPH-c, MSc, University of South Carolina)
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