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WHO / IFA Webinar on “Establishing Age-Friendly Environments”

The IFA, in collaboration with the WHO, recently hosted the first in a series of webinars on age-friendly environments slated for 2017. Along with other initiatives of the IFA / WHO Age Friendly Innovation Exchange, this series of webinars will form a foundation for discussion of Age-friendly Environments as one of the subthemes of the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing (

The aim of this webinar was to provide a comprehensive introduction to the umbrella of topics to be covered under age-friendly environments, and to the role of the Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) in working toward age-friendly environments.

The webinar had over 180 attendees and generated many insightful questions about age-friendly policies and practices globally. The recording for this webinar can be found by clicking here.

As part of the IFA’s ongoing commitment to exchanging information and knowledge on age-friendly environments, the IFA is:

  1. Launching an IFA age-friendly enewsletter with a Q & A forum (building on the questions which were asked during the webinar);
  2. Encouraging contributions of good practice, lessons learned and solutions to barriers for the enewsletter;
  3. Announcing the 2nd IFA / WHO webinar on the topic of “WHO Core Indicators of Age-Friendliness” presented by Megumi Kano, DrPH, WHO Kobe Centre for Health Development scheduled for 25th April 1pm Japan Standard Time.

To be part of ongoing developments in the IFA’s work on age-friendly, and to receive and make contributions to the upcoming age-friendly newsletter, register interest here or contact Jessica Rochman-Fowler (

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