This Grantmakers in Aging presentation takes a comprehensive look at the benefits for the creation and maintenance of Age-Friendly Communities. 

This archived webinar reviews the ways in which AFC, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Universal Design  complement one another. Considerations for communities to address their seniors housing and care needs are also discussed. 

This webpage describes the first pillar of the Canadian National Seniors Strategy which speaks about the important role of Age-Friendly Communities.

This thesis reviews the history of London, Ontario as the first Canadian city to be included in the WHO network of Age-Friendly Cities and discusses a project to determine how the lived experiences of older adults share their needs for programs and services that can facilitate social participation in the community.

This guide from the Public Health Agency of Canada provides communities with practical information on how to use indicators to measure progress and evaluate their AFC intiaitives, as well as four additional indicators that reflect the longer term health and social outcomes for seniors.

This guide from the World Health Organization provides technical guidance on selecting and using core indicators for establishing baselines, setting goals/targets, monitoring and evaluating Age-friendly City initatives.  Available in english, french, chinese and spanish.

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Age-Friendly Community (AFC) initiative has gained worldwide momentum. Yet, measures have not been validated in regions with various levels of socio-economic development. This paper used a nationally representative dataset in China to (a) analyze community-level measures within the framework of AFC and (b) compare the age-friendliness between rural and urban settings in China. 

This guide is designed to help people assess the age-friendliness of their communities; get people involved; set goals; create and carry out a plan; assess whether you have accomplished the goals in your plan and then share the results with others.

This website has a list of resources to help  seniors understand and  develop an age friendly community. An Age-Friendly Community is a place where seniors can age actively, live in security and enjoy good health – actions that will improve the quality of life for all citizens well into the future. When a community undertakes age-friendly initiatives, they’re creating a supportive environment where seniors are respected for the valuable contributions they make and where seniors are given a chance to let their strengths shine.

This Institute for Research on Public Policy document provides a summary of the benefits and appropriateness of Age-friendly Community initiatives in Canada.

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