This series, featuring experts from around the world, will explore a number of critical and emerging topics on Healthy Ageing. The recording is for everyone, older adults, local, regional and national government policymakers, NGOs, clinicians, urban planners, and all those with an interest in building environments in which we can all continue to enjoy lives of value as we age.

On 15 June 2016, the IFA with support from the Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group launched a new series of webinars on Age-friendly Environments. This inaugural webinar provided an evidence-based approach to the planning and development of age-friendly community systems and infrastructures. Insight into promising strategies and models of community change identified practical applications for achieving effective change at the local, regional and national 

Want to know what Age Friendly is, or all about? Age Friendly Chatham-Kent presents this video to explain how and why all communities can benefit from developing policies and infrastructure that support healthy and active aging. Through our actions we aim to build a better more inclusive, respectful and accessible Chatham-Kent.

 

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

This toolkit shares information on how home providers and home seekers have the ability to live in affordable, shared accomodateion inclusive of respce, choice and dignity and of mutual benefit to all.  

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.

This medical travel insurance site provides insight and tips on things to consider when travelling as a diabetic such as what to pack and airport security. It also contains information on other useful links and how to keep safe. 

Elder abuse or neglect is when there is violence against seniors or mistreatment of seniors, including neglect of seniors who depend on others for care. Abuse or neglect may take many different forms including physical, sexual, emotional, and financial. Many types of abuse, and some types of neglect, are criminal offences.

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