Age-Friendly Communities Resources and Developments 

Handbook for Age-Friendly Communities

The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities has published a Handbook for Age-Friendly Communities. It includes a section on communication and co-creation as prerequisites for age-friendly development as well as universal design.

Age-friendly Cities and Communities Summit

The International Federation on Ageing is pleased to announce the virtual and in-person Age-friendly Cities and Communities Summit to showcase the importance of the development and adaption of environments resilient to the needs of people at all stages of life, inclusive of older people, which will allow sustainable social and economic advancement for cities, communities, and the global community. Tuesday, 9 November 2021, Virtual or In-person at The Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel. More information including registration costs here.

The Positive Ageing Alliance

A new Western Australian initiative aimed at bringing together high profile community leaders to discuss issues of importance to the state’s seniors was launched at Government House. The Positive Ageing Alliance, led by COTA Western Australia, will see the roll out of a series of discussions to shed light on key issues facing WA’s seniors. CEO of COTA WA Christine Allen invited members of the Positive Ageing Alliance to attend a series of Boardroom lunches to be held at Government House, to focus on some of these key areas for seniors  Read more

Guidelines for Mainstreaming Ageing - UNECE – Mainstreaming Ageing

A policy strategy directed towards integrating ageing issues into all relevant policy fields on all levels, which helps to adapt to population ageing and ensure the integration of the needs of all ages groups, including older persons, into the policymaking process. The Guidelines for Mainstreaming Ageing outline five stages that support countries in establishing a Strategic Framework for Mainstreaming Ageing.

Local Government Universal Design Interest Group 

Virginia Richardson who works for the Mornington Peninsular Shire Council in Victoria is setting up a universal design interest group for local government staff. The objectives of the Network are:

  • Greater understanding of how UD is being applied in a Local Government setting
  • Potential for joint advocacy to improve State and Federal legislation
  • Opportunities for shared professional development and capacity building
  • Support for UD policies to be adopted by more Councils

Local government staff and others with an interest in local government are invited to join this new network. If you are interested in joining, you can complete the online form.

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