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  • Age-friendly EnvironmentsJohn Beard

  • New Jersey Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday at WorkBy Samantha Henry, Associated Press, September 24, 2009Astrid Thoening celebrates her 100th birthday while working as the receptionist for the Thornton Agency

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    How to turn dependency into a dividendPrevent chronic disease and promote health across the life courseProvide appropriate health careCreate physical, social and economic environments that foster social engagement

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    Age-Friendly Cities (Environments)

    Urban environments that promote active and healthy ageing

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    Domains of city life

    Outdoor space & buildingsTransportationCommunication & informationHousing

    Respect & social inclusionSocial participationCivic participation & employmentCommunity support & health services

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    WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities1. Joining the network-Involve older people-Baseline assessment of age-friendliness-Develop action plan-Identify indicators 2. Implementation-Implement action plan-Monitor indicators 3. Evaluate progress and continual improvement-Measure progress-Identify successes and remaining gaps-Develop new action planOngoing 5 year cyclesYears 1-2Years 3-5External Review

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    Geneva Public Spaces and BuildingsIncrease benches in streets and parks

    Improve footpaths and lighting

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    Age-friendly Geneva Public Spaces and BuildingsIncrease benches in streets and parks New benches 165Benches replaced or repaired 232Improve footpaths and lightingEnlarged 27Renovated 24Other improvements 90New lighting 26

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    New York a City for All Ageshttp://www.agefriendlynyc.org

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    Age-friendly New York City findingsRespect and social inclusion'I was raised in Manhattan, and they took care of you back then';Everything is about youth'; I don't feel secure . I feel vulnerable. If someone runs into me I will go flying and no one will pick me up'Information and communication'Give me a person to talk to.(not an automated telephone system)''We don't know where to go'Public spaces'There used to be a space where we could just rest and sit together''We need more benches people can grab on to as they walk down the street''I age every time I have to cross the street'(Toilets)

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    Streetscape 1

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    Streetscape 1

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    Streetscape 2

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    Age-friendly Kilkenny

    40% of 32 supercentenarians (age 110-119 years) needed little assistance or were independent