3188.0 Age Friendly Cities: What are They, How is the Designation Achieved and What are the Advantages?

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Age-friendly Environments Programme (Age Friendly Cities) is an international effort by the World Health Organization to address the environmental and social factors that contribute to active and healthy aging in societies. New York City and Portland are the only two cities with this designation in the continental U.S. (There are two in Puerto Rico, in Ponce and Mayaguez). This session will address the history, implementation and follow-up of Age Friendly Cities in Portland, OR and New York, NY. The presenters will give suggestions and strategies for others who wish to become Age Friendly Cities.
Session Objectives: Identify at least three criteria for becoming an Age Friendly City. Compare at least two major components of the designs and implementation of two Age Friendly Cities: Portland, OR and New York, NY. Name at least two public health initiatives that resulted from the Age Friendly Cities process.
David Corbin, PhD, FASHA
David Corbin, PhD, FASHA

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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Affiliates

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)