Age-Friendly Educational Webinars
IFA / WHO Webinar Series
Age-friendly environments is a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia. As this trend continues to grow, knowledge translation remains just as important as knowledge creation. For this reason, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is pleased to host a series of webinars on trends and themes relating to age-friendly environments.
The Decade of Healthy Ageing | Scaling Up Age Friendly Cities and Communities
- Ms Alana Officer, Team Lead, Healthy Ageing Division of Healthier Populations, Word Health Organization
An Introduction: The Decade of Healthy Ageing
- Dr Mary Manandhar, Technical Officer, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization
Age-friendly housing: Promoting healthy spaces for all ages
- Dr Ramona Ludolph, Technical Officer, Department of Public Health, Environmental & Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
- Ms Sybil Boutilier, Chair, Age Friendly Sausalito and Commissioner, Marin County Commission on Aging (California, United States)
- Mr Luis Berrios Novoa, Social Services Analyst, Barcelona Provincial Council and Advisor, Age-friendly cities support, Barcelona County Council (Barcelona, Spain)
- Ms Raquel Castelo Branco, Director, Social Cohesion Department, Porto County Council (Porto, Portugal)
Engaging Planners as Livable Community Allies
- Ms Stephanie Firestone, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Health and Age-friendly Communities, AARP International
- Dr Laura Keyes, Lecturer in Nonprofit Management, Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas
Social inclusion & the design of age-friendly spaces
Presented by Dr Ryan Woolrych, Associate Professor, Urban Studies, Heriot Watt University
Age-Friendly Europe: Good practices and next steps
- Dr Manfred Huber, Coordinator – Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term Care, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen;
- Ms Anne Berit Rafoss, Special Adviser – Department for Ageing, Health and Work, City of Oslo; Second term chair of the Working group on “Urban ageing” in Eurocities
Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages
- Dr Vânia de la Fuente Núñez, Technical Officer, Department of Ageing and Life Course World Health Organization;
- Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor – Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator – Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism;
- Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway
Establishing Age-Friendly Environments
Presented by Ms. Alana Officer, Senior Health Advisor, Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHO
WHO Core Indicators of Age-Friendliness
Now Available: Presentation Slides
Presented by Dr Megumi Kano, DrPH, Technical Officer, WHO Kobe Centre for Health Development
Making communities work for the most vulnerable: What can age-friendly learn from the dementia-friendly movement?
Presented by Ms. Natalie Turner, Senior Programme Manager (Localities), for the Centre for Ageing Better UK
Aging2.0: Improving experiences for older people through technology and innovation
Presented by Mr. Stephen Johnston, Co-founder and CEO of Aging2.0
Rural and Remote Age-friendly Communities
Presented by Dr. Verena Menec, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba
Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group
The International Federation on Ageing launched a new series of webinars on Age-friendly Environments supported by Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group. These webinars provide innovative solutions to knowledge gaps posed by planners, policymakers and researchers aiming to create and sustain age-friendly environments. The series will also go beyond the traditional cities and communities to include the broader sense of environment such as businesses and universities.
- Webinar 301: The Evidence Behind Effective Age-friendly Change
Grantmakers in Aging (GIA)
Building on the successful collaboration between the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) and Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) from 2014, the continued partnership explores targeted interest areas through the development of a second webinar series around Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Webinars in this series (“Series 2.0”) are structured towards individuals and agencies who have more than a basic understanding of AFCC programs and who have the experience to contribute to the dialogue that will happen around each webinar.
Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) initiated a collaboration with the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) to help build and strengthen the capacity of five Community AGEnda Sites: Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; and Indiana. In this partnership, the IFA developed two webinars designed to address some of the fundamental challenges experienced by all communities and an environmental scan that was used to inform targeted strategies toward capacity building efforts within each community. The environmental scan was conducted and results used as a road map to tailor support in accordance with the specific needs of each community and the annual goals of the community. Access live recordings of the webinars here:
- Webinar 101: The Political Environment of Age-Friendliness
- Webinar 102: Longevity is Power – Economic Power
There was an emphasis across all communities to promote the importance of intergenerational programs emphasizing the importance of including all ages and not just the ageing population, which is the original intent of the age-friendly concept.
Please contact Ms Helen Valkanas to learn more about this webinar series.